Originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Peter Kilian studied art at Augustana College, and earned his MFA Degree in painting from the University of California. He also specializes in Lithographic and Intaglio Printmaking methods.
Pete has exhibited his artwork regionally and nationally for over twenty five years. His artworks are found in numerous corporate, institutional, and private collections. In 2015, he was selected as the Artist in Residence at Badlands National Park, SD. During a two month residency, he completed over fifty plein air oil and watercolor paintings. The paintings explore the vast landscapes, strange formations, ancient geology, and vivid light and colors found in this unique environment.
Pete teaches for the Northern State University art department where he holds the academic rank of professor and serves as the department chair. Pete and his wife now reside in Aberdeen, South Dakota.