David Keister

Faculty Photo

Title: Curator of the Print and Drawing Cabinet


Office: CAC

Phone: 616-331-3561

Email: keisterd@gvsu.edu

Degrees/ Bio

After receiving A BFA from Ohio University, David moved to Chicago to work at Landfall Press where he became a master printer and shop manager collaborating with major artists to produce fine art prints. From there, David was accepted into the graduate program at Indiana University where he received his MFA. In 1979, David and Distinguished Professor of Art Rudy Pozzatti founded Echo Press in Bloomington, Indiana and worked for the next sixteen years as Technical Director and master printer, continuing his collaborative work with artists. In 2000 David began teaching classes at Grand Valley State University in computer-based 2D Design and Introduction to Printmaking class. In 2009 he joined the GVSU Art Gallery staff as curator of prints and drawing.