Dave Beck

M.A., M.F.A.
School of Art and Design

Office: 186 Micheels Hall
Phone: 715/232-2254
Email: beckdav@uwstout.edu


  • M.A. & M.F.A. in Sculpture & Extended Media
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.A. in Fine Art
    • St. Olaf College

Research Interests

Portfolio Site: http://www.davebeck.org

  • 3D Modeling & Animation
  • Game Design & Development
  • Stereolithography & Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing)

Courses Taught

Focus: 3D Modeling & Animation and Game Design and Development

Select courses taught:

DES 372: 3D Modeling & Animation I

DES 374: 3D Modeling & Animation II

DES 373: 3D Modeling & Animation III

GDD 450/451: 3D Game Design & Development Senior Capstone


Special Topics Courses:

DES 256: Digital Puppetry in LA w/ the Jim Henson Company

DES 256: Interactive Environments



Depth, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI (forthcoming)
Nebraska City Portraits, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE
Continuation, Gibson Gallery, State University of New York, Potsdam
The Interior Plot, Overture Center Gallery, Madison, WI
UW-Marathon Distinguished Visiting Artist Exhibit, Marathon, WI
Your Heart is No Match for My Love, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN.

Currents International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM
HEREart Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Arrowhead Biennal, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN (juried by Ben Howard)
Projections, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Sustainable Seafood, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
Somewhere Elsewhere, Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Geography of Somewhere, Ferguson Gallery, Chicago, IL
Beacons, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI
Digital Matter(s), Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA
Tabula Rasa, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Animal Magnetism, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA
iDEAs ’07 Exhibition, F.U.E.L. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Art of the Digital Show, Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, CA
SIGGRAPH Conference Space -Time Exhibition, San Diego, CA


Fulbright Specialist Scholar (through 2018)
Fellow, Minnesota Science Museum Pine Needles Residency, St. Croix, MN
Fellow, Lanesboro Artist Residency, Lanesboro, MN
Honorable Mention, Scientific Visualization Challenge, NSF
Fellow, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE


International Game Developers Association (IGDA) - Member
Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) - Member
International Digital Media and Arts Association (IDMAA) - Board of Directors
New Media Caucus (NMC) - Member


Chair, Department of Design, UW-Stout (2014-Present)
Program Director, Game Design BFA (2015-Present)
Office of International Education Director Search Committee
Game Art & Design Faculty Search Committee
Animation Faculty Search Committee
School of Art & Design PR & Fundraising Committee Member
School of Art & Design Furlong Gallery Committee Member
Juror, Prometheus Competition
School of Art & Design Curriculum Committee Member