Keisuke Mizuno, a two-time recipient of a McKnight Ceramic Artist Fellowship, received an MFA from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, and a BS from Indiana University at Bloomington, IN.  He is currently a professor of art at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.  Mizuno’s work is part of the permanent collection at Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and has been exhibited most recently in exhibitions such as Foreign Worlds, Private Places, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC; Minnesota Artists, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Imprint, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ.  In the past eight years, his work has made a 180-degree turn from the intricate, floral, slug-infested sculptures that he once made.  His focus is now slip-cast, geometric forms based on common building materials, and the transformation of light into shadow, the trial and effect of which creates non-permanent, disposable work.  As if searching for perfection, Mizuno will glaze and fire a sculpture multiple times, only to throw it away in the end and start over again.