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Duane Slick at MassArt

  • Kennedy Building, Room 406 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

Duane Slick is a painter and member of the Meskwaki Indian Nation of Iowa. His visual work includes black-and-white photo-realist paintings on linen and glass.

His work has been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.”

Born in Waterloo, IA, Slick earned his BFA in painting from the University of Northern Iowa and his MFA in painting from the University of California, Davis.

He began teaching painting and printmaking at RISD in 1995 and has also lectured at colleges and universities across the US. His first teaching position was with the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

His work has been exhibited widely – most recently at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA and at RK Projects in New York City – and is included in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and the De Cordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, among many others.

Slick is currently on a sabbatical from RISD after serving as Chair of the Painting Department from 2013-2015.

Artwork featured: "Disagreeable Coyotes 1-9, one of nine panels, 14x11, acrylic, 2015."

Earlier Event: October 27
Erin Shirreff at MassArt
Later Event: October 28
Roger White at Brandeis University