Duane Slick

Duane Slick is a Meskwaki painter and storyteller, whose 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 and taught at 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 represented by the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • PAINT-460G-01 Graduate Paint Studio Critique III
  • PAINT-4514-03 Painting III

Spring 2019 Courses

  • PRINT-4623-01 Junior Print Workshop Seminar/critique: Spring
  • PAINT-4515-02 Painting Iv
  • BFA, University of Northern Iowa
  • MFA, University of California, Davis


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