Lot 369: SLOTNICK Abstraction #2135
October 29, 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: MERV SLOTNICK (b.1941) American artist living in Maine. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and received degrees from Adrian College, Central Michigan University, with additional work at Michigan State University. He did his first etchings in 1965 under the supervision of Theo Wujcik at the Center For Creative Arts, in Detroit, Michigan. Slotnick was one of 50 artists invited to exhibit in the SANCTUARY exhibition at Concordia College, Morehead, Minn. This was the Peace Prize Forum Invitational Exhibition at Concordia College who was the host of the 15th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, 2003. Held in cooperation with the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway. Slotnick’s work is in many private collections throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, France, etc. His work has been included in exhibitions at New York University; Maine Biennial; Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; Mansfield State College, Pa.; Ball State Univ.; Edison Community College, Cape Coral, Florida; Center For The Arts, Midland, Michigan; Central Michigan Univ.; Saginaw Art Museum; Provincetown Art Association; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Battle Creek Arts Center, Mich.; Northern Arizona Univ.; Alaska Pacific Univ., plus others. His work was also included in the All Michigan Artists Traveling Show [1970-73] which traveled to various colleges & universities in Michigan. In 1991, Slotnick was the sole juror for the Warwick Art Museum [Rhode Island] Annual Exhibition. Two examples of his work were exhibited in AMERICAN WORKS ON PAPER  at Northern Arizona University and Alaska Pacific University. In 1989, Virginia Mecklenburg, Head Curator, Painting & Sculpture, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, selected one of his works on paper for inclusion in the 16th Texas Visual Arts Association National Exhibit. Signed mixed media painting on paper, 2001, approx. 20 x 26 in. VG.
Condition Report: VG
Artist or Maker: Merv Slotnick