Duane Slick is a Meskwaki painter whose current body of work features black-and-white photo-realist paintings on linen and glass. His works have been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.” While at SAR, Slick will work on his project, titled The Untraceable Present, to produce four to five black-and-white paintings based on his research in the IARC collections. This will serve as an inspiration for his visual narratives on memory and loss.
Currently a professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, Duane has been featured in many exhibitions nationwide, including: No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT; Changing Hands: Art Without Reservations Part II: Contemporary Native American Art from the Western Regions at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City (traveling exhibition); The Paths of My Fathers at the Nielsen Gallery in Boston; Instructions on the Care and Use of White Space at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco; and a ten-year survey of his work at the Gallery of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls in 2010. Duane’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of many institutions such as the Montclair Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the De Cordova Museum.
Duane is based in North Providence, Rhode Island. He received a BFA in painting and a BA in art education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls and completed an MFA in painting at the University of California, Davis. He will be on campus from June 15–August 16, 2010.