|Keens studied at University of Washington, Seattle Washington where he received his
M.F.A. Degree. He has taught jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of Texas,
Arlington, Texas since 1974. Keens has exhibited in several shows throughout out the
nation. Keens also has conducted workshops and presented numerous lectures. He is the
recipient of the Individual Craftsman Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
in 1977. Keens's work is represented in permanent collections nationwide.