Kevin Sloan is a Denver based painter working primarily with acrylic on canvas and occasionally drawings and paintings on paper.
Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa his early interest in art was nurtured by student classes at the Des Moines Art Center and in particular by their Artist in Residence, Frank Limone. It was clear upon high school graduation he would continue to study art in college.
He received a BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art where he studied with Stephen Greene and Stanley Whitney. He continued his formal education at the University of Arizona studying with James G. Davis, where he received an MFA in Painting in 1984.
His restlessness and love of travel has led him to live and work in a wide variety of cities across the United States including San Francisco, New York City, New Orleans, Key West, FL and Santa Fe, NM. All these locales have had a lasting impact on his practice.
Sloan’s work is characterized by curiosity and bemusement toward the natural and human-made world. The often symbolic paintings are part of an ongoing inquiry into the relationship between the marvel of the natural world and the mundane and often blunt reality of the modern era. Recurring paired themes are fragility and strength, wonder and sorrow, and loss and resiliency.
In addition to his studio practice, he has been a visiting artist in residence at universities around the United States and occasionally teaches upper level painting classes in Denver. He exhibits regularly in one-person and group exhibits around the country.
His work is found in numerous private and public collections worldwide including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida and the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.
Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1984
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
"Cathedral" New Paintings by Kevin Sloan, Cube Gallery, Naropa University, Boulder CO January 17 - February 28, 2020
Kevin Sloan, "A Collection of Rarities", October 18, 2018, California Museum of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA
Kevin Sloan, "Paradise", new paintings at Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA October, 2018
2020 Naropa University, Cathedral, Boulder, CO
K Contemporary, Private Work and Outliers, Denver, CO
2018 California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, A Collection of Rarities, Thousand Oaks, CA
Clark Gallery, Paradise, Lincoln MA
K Contemporary, The Wanderer's Garden, Denver, CO
2016 Gardner Colby Gallery, A Delicate Balance, Naples, FL
2015 Clark Gallery, A Delicate Balance, Lincoln MA Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, An Artist and a Naturalist: John James Audubon and Kevin Sloan
2013 Ironton Gallery, The Naturalist’s Notebook, Denver, Co Clark Gallery, New Paintings, Lincoln, MA William Havu Gallery, Introducing Kevin Sloan, Denver, CO
2012 Richard J. Demato Fine Art, Kevin Sloan, New Paintings, Sag Harbor, NY
2011 Gardner Colby Gallery, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Naples, FL Gilman Contemporary, Modern Parables, Sun Valley, ID
2010 Gardner Colby Gallery, Menagerie, Naples, FL
2009 Gilman Contemporary, Strange Eden, Sun Valley, ID
2008 Gardner Colby Gallery, Dreams and Allegories, Naples, FL
2007 Lisa Sette Gallery, The Sacred Ordinary, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 Lisa Sette Gallery, Memories and Allegories, Scottsdale, AZ
2004 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ Gardner Colby Gallery, Exotica, Naples, FL
2003 Chiaroscuro, Innocence and Experience, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Lisa Sette Gallery, Retablos, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 Chiaroscuro, El Sagrado Teatro, Santa Fe, NM Gardner Colby Gallery, The Garden Of Earthly Delights, Naples, FL
2000 Lisa Sette Gallery, Tabula Rasa, Scottsdale, AZ
1999 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New Still Life Paintings, New York, NY Lisa Sette Gallery, The Poet's Garden, Scottsdale, AZ
1998 Lisa Sette Gallery, Ancient Cornucopia, Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Gwenda Jay Gallery, Offerings and Meditations, Chicago, IL Lisa Sette Gallery, Tableaux Vivants, Scottsdale, AZ
1996 Galerie Simonne Stern, Elegance and Decay, New Orleans, LA
1995 Lisa Sette Gallery, Poetry and Jasmine, Scottsdale, AZ Eva Cohon Gallery, Paintings From an Elysian Garden, Chicago, IL
1994 Koplin Gallery, Music of the Spheres, Santa Monica, CA Lisa Sette Gallery, Paintings From Arcadia, Scottsdale, AZ
1993 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, The Garden of Earthly Delights, San Francisco, CA Lisa Sette Gallery, Old Poems, New Prayers, Scottsdale, AZ
1991 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, Introductions, San Francisco, CA University of Montana, Paintings, Missoula, MT Etherton/Stern Gallery, Paintings, Tucson, AZ
1990 Lisa Sette Gallery, Recent Paintings, Scottsdale, AZ
1989 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Recent Paintings, Scottsdale, AZ
1988 Tucson Museum of Art, Emerging Artists, Tucson, AZ Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ Mesa Gallery, New Paintings, San Francisco, CA
1986 Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Valdosta National 2020, Valdosta, GA
2019 K Contemporary, As of Now, Denver, CO
Arvada Center, Art of the State 2019, Arvada, CO
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Representing the West, Pueblo, CO
Talon Gallery, TONDO, Portland, OR
McMane Gallery, Murmurations, Boulder, CO
2018 Biggs Museum of American Art, Audubon: Then and Now, Dover, DE
2017 Clark Gallery, Salon Show, Lincoln, MA
2016 Stephanie Chefas Projects, Selfie, Portland, OR Modern Eden Gallery, Platinum Blend 2, San Francisco, CA Abend Gallery, Animalia, Denver, CO Arvada Center, Art of the Sate 2016, Arvada, CO Gardner Colby Gallery, A Delicate Balance, Naples, FL
2015 Arvada Center, Conscious and Unconscious: Subjects of the Real &Surreal, Arvada, CO M.A. Doran Gallery, National Contemporary Realism, Tulsa, OK
2014 M.A. Dornan Gallery, National Contemporary Realism, Tulsa, OK Clark Gallery, April Flowers, Lincoln, MA Antler Gallery, Brink, Portland, OR Gardner Colby Gallery, 20th Anniversary Show, Naples, FL
2013 Ironton Gallery, Annu