Professor David Keens established and currently heads the Glass Program at The University of Texas at Arlington. He has been awarded the University’s highest Award for Distinguished Record of Creative Activity and inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Scholars, and has received a National Endowment of the Arts Full Individual Craftsman Fellowship.
David's artwork has been exhibited in major museums in Austria, Belgium, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Turkey and the Philippines. David has exhibited throughout the United States, including such prestigious venues as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Phoenix, Minnesota, and Dallas Art Museums, the Contemporary Crafts Museums in Houston, New York City, and over 100 other national invitational exhibitions and solo exhibitions at museums around the country.
David has completed major architectural installations in both public and private venues and his work is included in a number of significant museum and private collections such as the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, as well as the ARCO and American Airlines Corporate collections.
In 2007, David Keens was designated the Texas State Artist by the Texas Commission of the Arts and the Texas State Legislature, and in 2011 was the Visual Arts Society of Texas’ annual honoree.
SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
The White House, Washington DC.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Cam Ocagi, Istanbul, Turkey
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas
Arlington Cty Hall, Arlington, Texas
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lannon Art Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida
Georgia State University Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Texas Tech University Museum, Lubbock, Texas
Marietta College Museum, Marietta, Ohio
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., New York, New York.
The Robert Pfannebecker Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
American Airlines Corporate Art Collection, Dallas, Texas
Atlantic Richfield Corporate Art Collection, Los Angeles, California