Duane Slick


Duane Slick, photo by Scott Lapham.

Duane Slick identifies himself as a first generation urban Indian, born of a father from the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa— where Slick was born in 1961—and a mother from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Nebraska. He received a BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA from the University of California at Davis. Slick has distinguished himself as a national authority on contemporary Native American art and artists and since 1995 has taught painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design where he is now Professor. His paintings have been exhibited nationally and are in the collections of many museums.

Source: NetWorks 2011 – 2012 Catalogue


Stacked Horizons, 2012
Acrylic on linen, 78 x 56 in


Video: Richard Goulis
Music: Courtesy of Eastern Medicine Singers, “Wachaunant Thanksgiving Song” by Ray 2 Hawks, “Cherokee Morning Song” by Original Cherokee, “Black Eagle Love Song” by Black Eagle, “The Algonquin Prayer” by Strong Woman Jennings
Shadow Tracing Photographs: Jason S. Ordaz © 2010, courtesy of The School for Advanced Research
Additional Photography: Scott Lapham, Erik Gould (Courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design)
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

Additional resources:

Artist’s website: duaneslickstudios.com

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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