Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Alan Montgomery

Alan Montgomery



College of Arts and Sciences


M.F.A., Painting Concentration - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994
M.A., Painting and Printmaking - Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1990
B.F.A., Painting and Drawing - Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1986


Office Location: Beadle Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5270

  • Second Place Cash Award, Juried competition, 2008, Artistsemerge.org.
  • Best of Show Award, 2001, Multi-State Juried Exhibition, Horsebarn Art Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • Best of Show Award, 2000, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • Richard Trickey Award, 1993. Juried award, University of Nebraska Dept. of Art and Art History.

  • Dakota State Faculty Research Initiative Grant 2019.
  • Dakota State University Innovation Grant 2019.
  • State of South Dakota Artist Individual Fellowship 2016-2017.
  • Faculty Research Initiative Grant 2007, Dakota State University.
  • Course Development Grant 2005-08, Dakota State University.
  • Career Opportunity Grant, 1997. Minnesota State Arts Board.

  • Lucid Art Foundation Artist in Residence Fort coming Publication 2022-23.
  • Climate Chaos Making Art and Politics on a Dying Planet by Neala Schleuning Ph.D; Published by Minor Compositions, 2020.
  • Drawing as Expression Techniques and Concepts by Sandy Brooke Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University; Published by Cognella Press, March, 2021.
  • Quotes; Published by Mike Healey and Andy Wild, London, UK.
  • Viewpoints 2017 Catalog; Published by Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ.
  • Fight or Flight Catalog; published by the Painting Center, Chelsea NY, NY.
  • The Map is not the Territory Catalog; Published by the Jerusalem Fund and Baksun Books.
  • Art Beyond Category Catalog; Published by Pino Nicolletti, Matera, Italy.
  • A World of Art 7th and 8th edition, Henry M. Sayre, Pierson/Prentice Hall Higher Education Worldwide.

  • Dahl Art Center; Bog Cycles; Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD.
  • Lucid Art Foundation Catalog of 2019 Artists in Residence, Inverness, California.