Sandi Slone

Even though Sandi Slone has often worked with oversized brushes—an early series of elegant abstract paintings made with large brooms established her reputation as a young painter — she long has had a predilection for intimate gestures and unexpected incidents that signal her preoccupation with visual strategies as metaphors for everything from the materiality and sensuousness of color, light and space to the state of our fraught planet. There has always been a sense of the hand, of calligraphic gestures and shapes that investigate the language of contemporary abstraction with its wide ranging references as much as do her choreographed full-body sweeps and thick transparent pours that added to the conversation around modernist painting and what came after.

Slone’s work has been widely exhibited internationally since the 70s in museum solo and group shows, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, two Corcoran Museum Biennials of Contemporary American Painting,Washington DC, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, as well as in venues such as the Cultural Center of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, the New Hall Collection, Cambridge University, England and a number of galleries and other institutions in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Canada, Korea, and China.

Her paintings can be found in many museum and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, DC; the Portland Art Museum, OR; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona ; Alberta museum of Art, Edmonton, Canada and in corporate collections.

Her Work has been featured in publications that includeThe New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Artforum, Art In America, ARTnews, ARTnet, Flash Art, Architectural Digest, the London Guardian, Art New England, The Hudson Review, Partisan Review and Interview Magazine.

Sandi Slone is Professor Emerita of painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University, Boston, she has taught in Harvard’s department of Visual and Environmental Studies at the Carpenter Center, and in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. She was born in Boston and lives and works in Manhattan.

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