Dana Montlack holds a BFA in sculpture from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a MFA in mixed media from the Otis Parsons College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide. The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, she exhibited her series of works, “The Sea of Cortez.”  In addition she has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Museum of Art, Downtown Los Angeles, CA; the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA; the Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY; the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA; the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento, CA; the Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History, Lewiston, ID; the Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego, CA; the Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY; the Sylvia White Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and the Flux Gallery, San Diego, CA.

Montlack is also included in both public and private collections, such as, the Whitney Marine Biology Research Center; Florida State University; Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE; Scripps Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA; Nokia, San Diego, CA; the Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, GA; the Crown Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, GA; Merck Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA; the San Diego Cancer Center, San Diego, CA; Hotel 1000, Seattle, WA; the Marriott Timberlodge, Lake Tahoe, CA; and the Hilton Convention Center in Houston, TX.  

Additionally, she has created three artists' books -- The Bagua Book, Text, and Suite Mary -- all published by PaperBrainPress.