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Biography Kevin Sloan



My current works are allegorical depictions of what occurs when the natural and man-made worlds meet.

I’ve created a body of work that speaks about our modern technological environment and simultaneously presents images of natural beauty and mystery. In these tableaus, the natural world of animals and plants interacts awkwardly with the man-made objects and yet, a tenuous balance is achieved.

Often lush, sometimes stark and theatrical, my “allegorical realism” paintings start a conversation about our relationship with nature in this modern, technological and quickly changing era.


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



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

Gardner Colby Gallery, The Storytellers, Naples, FL

2013 Ironton Gallery, The Naturalist’s Notebook, Denver, Co
Gardner Colby Gallery, Modern Times, Naples, FL
Clark Gallery, New Paintings, Lincoln, MA
William Havu Gallery, Introducing Kevin Sloan, Denver, CO

2012 Gardner Colby Gallery, The Peaceable Kingdom, Naples, FL
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
Gardner Colby Gallery, Amazing, Rare Things, Naples, FL

2008 Gardner Colby Gallery, Dreams and Allegories, Naples, FL

2007 Lisa Sette Gallery, The Sacred Ordinary, Scottsdale, AZ

2006 Gardner Colby Gallery, Mystery and Whimsy in the Landscape, Naples, FL

2005 Lisa Sette Gallery, Memories and Allegories, Scottsdale, AZ

2004 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Gardner Colby Gallery, Exotica, Naples, FL

2003 Gardner Colby Gallery, Mediterrania, Naples, FL
Chiaroscuro, Innocence and Experience, Santa Fe, NM

2002 Lisa Sette Gallery, Retablos, Scottsdale, AZ
Gardner Colby Gallery, Scenes From My Garden, Naples, FL

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



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, Annual Group Show, Denver, CO

2012 Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, Random Acts of Time, Santa Ana, CA
Richard J. Demato Fine Art, Rejuvenation, Sag Harbor, NY

2011 Harrison Gallery, White on White, Key West, FL

2009 Clark Gallery, Flower Power, Lincoln, MA
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art, Wausau, WI

2008 Clark Gallery, Salon Show, Lincoln, MA
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Gilman Contemporary, Big Impressions, Sun Valley, ID

2007 Gilman Contemporary, New Paintings, Sun Valley, ID
Gardner Colby Gallery, A Walk on the Wild Side, Naples, FL
Fresh Paint, Desire, Culver City CA

2004 Turner Carroll Gallery, Colors Without Lines, Santa Fe, NM

2003 Lisa Sette Gallery, The Garden of Compassion, Scottsdale, AZ
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Magic Realism: A New Generation, Pueblo, CO

2002 Lisa Sette Gallery, Living in the Presence of the Buddha, Scottsdale, AZ

Wyeth Hurd Gallery, The Magnificent Subject: Friends From the John Sloan Drawing Group, Santa Fe, NM

2001 Lisa Sette Gallery, Italianate, Scottsdale, AZ

2000 Fresh Paint, Update 2000, Culver City, CA

1999 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Summer Group, New York, NY

Tampa Museum of Art, Contemporary Citrus Imagery by Florida Artists, Tampa, FL

University of West Florida Gallery, Florida Fellowship Exhibition, Pensacola, FL

Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design, Florida Fellowship Exhibition, Sarasota, FL

Museum of Art, Florida Fellowship Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL

Deland Museum of Art, Florida Fellowship Exhibition, Deland, FL

1998 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Gallery Artists and New Talent, New York, NY
Polk Museum of Art, Florida Fellowship Exhibition, Lakeland, FL
Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tribute, Tucson, AZ
Broward Art Guild, Salon de Refuses, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1997 Fresh Paint, Culver City, CA 1996
Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL
Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL
Etherton Gallery, 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Tucson, AZ
Microsoft Corporation, Print Exhibition, Art Walk 12, Redmond, WA
Lisa Sette Gallery, Natural Selection, Scottsdale, AZ

1995 Lisa Sette Gallery, New Views, Scottsdale, AZ
Microsoft Corporation, Art Walk 11, Redmond, WA
400 South Hope Associates, Musical Instruments as Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994 Riverside Art Museum, Slice of Life: Contemporary Still Lives, Riverside, CA
Halls Gallery, Contemporary Realists, Kansas City, MO
Lisa Sette Gallery, Small Works, Scottsdale, AZ
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA



Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
City of Oakland, Oakland, CA
General Electric, Chicago, IL
Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Hilton Hotel Corporation, Tucson, AZ
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
McDonalds Corporation, Oak Brook, IL
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Four Seasons Hotels, Scottsdale, AZ
Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, KY
Monaco Hotels, San Francisco, CA & Seattle, WA
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ
Security Pacific Bank, San Francisco, CA
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
St. Regis Hotels, Dana Point, CA
University of Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT
US West Communications, Denver, CO
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Miami, FL
Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Delta Caravelle Hotel, Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam
Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
Houston’s Restaurants, Phoenix, AZ
Princess Cruise Lines, Los Angeles, CA
State University of NY University Art Museum, Albany, NY
Investment Advisory Services, The Woodlands, TX
Crawford Hotel, Union Station, Denver, CO



Best in Show, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, 2016

State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, 1997

Gold Award, Art of California Magazine, 1992

Honorarium, “Wet Paint” Exhibit, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1991

Bemis Foundation Residency Fellowship, Omaha, NE, 1991

Tucson/Pima Arts Council Fellowship, Tucson, AZ, 1988

Award of Merit, “Arizona Biennial” Exhibit, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, 1988

First Place, “Greensboro Artists’ League 17th Annual National Juried Competion”, 1986

Grumbacher Award for Painting, “New American Talent” Exhibit, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX, 1986