About the Artist
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Phillip Michael Hook spent his formative years near Columbia, Missouri in the small town of Boonville. He received an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As an undergraduate at Columbia College, he earned both a BFA in painting and drawing and a BA in Individual Studies with an emphasis in English.
Mr. Hook has frequently exhibited work throughout the Midwest and has been selected to participate in many juried competitions throughout the United States. His work is in private and corporate collections including:
Anthem Media Publishing of Lenexa, Kansas; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas; Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri; Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Research Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Etc. Magazine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; First Bank and Trust, Vermillion, SD; Heartland Orthopedic Hospital, Overland Park, Kansas; Missouri Hospitals Association, Jefferson City, Missouri; Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas; Raven Industries, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota; Sprint Corporate Headquarters, Overland Park, Kansas; Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri; University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
Mr. Hook is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. Michael lives in Vermillion with his wife, Jonie.