University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007, MFA
Dave Beck is currently an assistant professor of Digital Art at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, NY. He has also taught sculpture and art history at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Beck's areas of specialization include sculpture, 3D digital design & animation, digital photography and WebArt. Beck was a distinguished visiting artist exhibition & lecture series participant at UW-Marathon and his artwork was chosen to represent UW-Madison at the Big Ten Conference Center in Park Ridge, Ill. He was also selected for the yearlong apprenticeship grant from St. Olaf College and served as a personal assistant to Aris Georgiades, a well-known public artist and sculptor. Beck's artwork is featured in the book "GameScenes. Art in the Age of Videogames" (John & Levi, 2006), the first volume entirely dedicated to Game Art, providing a detailed overview of the emerging field of Game Art, examining the complex interaction and intersection of art and videogames. Beck's work is also featured in several collections and commissions.