Keith Oliver has an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the University of Manitoba, School of Art. He has exhibited both sculpture and furniture across Canada and is held in numerous private collections. Oliver has been designing and creating furniture for over 30 years. His furniture has been influenced in part by shapes and patterns found in nature. The layering of texture and play of colour contrast with the basic utilitarian demands of furniture design in Oliver’s work.