Keith Lewis received his BS in Chemistry from Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) in 1981 and his MFA in Jewelry & Metalsmithing from Kent State University (Kent, OH) in 1993. He has been teaching at Central Washington University since 1994, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor.
His jewelry deals with issues of sexual identity, memory, loss, and the notion of jewelry as a transportable polemic. His work has been widely published and shown both nationally and internationally, and is represented in a number of significant public and private collections, including the Tacoma Art Museum, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Rotasa Foundation (CA), The Museum of Arts and Design, The Smithsonian Institution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and on the Metalsmith magazine Editorial Advisory Board.