Duane SLICK was born in Iowa and is an enrolled member of the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa, His mother is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska. Slick's works have been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.” One source of inspiration for his work is loss and memory. He received a BFA in painting and a BA in art education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls and completed an MFA in painting at the University of California, Davis. Slick has exhibited internationally including at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco. He is a Professor of Painting and serves as the Director of the Graduate Painting Program at the Rhode Island School of Design. www.duaneslickstudios.com