David Michael Slonim (b. 1966) is an American painter known for structured, improvisational abstraction. His work is represented by galleries in Boston, Jackson Hole, Scottsdale, and The Hamptons, and has been featured in LUXE Interiors + Design, Western Art & Architecture, SouthwestArt, and American Art Collector. Prominent permanent collections include the Conrad Hotel, Indianapolis, Community Bank Shares, Denver, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN, the Mazza Museum, Findlay, OH, and the West Foundation, Indianapolis. 

David is also a prolific children’s author and illustrator, having illustrated more than 25 books, with translations in six languages worldwide. His books have been recognized for excellence by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and Society of Illustrators.

David was selected to be a Visiting Artist with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the world's largest children's museum, 2020-2021. He speaks regularly to organizations and schools, inspiring others to explore and enjoy their own creative potential.

He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (1988). David and his wife Bonnie live in Central Indiana. They have four adult children and several grandchildren.


"Abstract art is music for the eyes."  - David Michael Slonim


“I feel an affinity with the abstract artists of the 20th century, confident that relationships of color, line, space, and texture can powerfully communicate aspects of human experience in purely visual terms.”  - David Michael Slonim