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Michael Hook

Michael Hook

Associate Professor


W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 208A

Phone: (605) 658-3465




Originally from Kansas City, Phillip Michael Hook grew up near Columbia, Missouri. He received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Professor Hook moved to South Dakota in 2006.

Teaching Interests:

Painting. Drawing. Mixed media. Hand-made Books. Color Theory. 2D Design. Collaboration.

Research Interests:

Mixed Media Abstraction. Automatic Drawing. Work on paper. Video projection and Installation. Sound/Instrumental Recording.


  • MFA, Painting, University of Missouri, 1996
  • University of Iowa Summer Study Abroad Program in Printmaking and Drawing, Scuola Internationale di Grafica, 1995
  • BA, Individual Studies: English, Columbia College, 1990
  • BFA, Painting/Drawing, Columbia College, 1990


  • CTL/MCI Grant, The Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2020 - 2020)
  • CTL/MCI Grant, The Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2013 - 2013)


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Hook, Michael. Review of The New Munsell Student Color Set by James Thomas Long. New York, NY: Fairchild Books - Bloomsbury Press.
  • Hook, Michael. Review of Josef Albers' Interaction of Color. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Awards and Honors:

  • Residency, Jentel Foundation, 2016
  • Faculty Exhibition Award, Friends of the John A. Day Gallery, 2013
  • Purchase Award, South Dakota Art Museum, 2010
  • Governor's Biennial Art Exhibition-Honorary Mention Award, Governor Mike Rounds, First Lady Jean Rounds and The Dahl Arts Center, 2010


  • Hook, Michael. Jentel Presents. Presented at the Jentel Artist Residency Program, Sagebrush Community Art Center. (May 3, 2016)
  • Hook, Michael. Panel: Mentorship in the Midst of Change - The Impact Brought by Graduate Teaching Assistants in a Foundations Program. Presented at the Tectonic Shifts: Breaking New Ground, Indianapolis, IN. (March 26, 2015)