Solo Exhibitions 

 

2019    

Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, Holding Up the Sun

Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, Fragment of Song


2018    

Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY, Wavelength

Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, Conrad Indianapolis

Christ Community Church, Carmel, IN, Love in a Small town

Clark Gallery, Historic Bear’s Mill, Greenville, OH


2017    

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, Color Moves

Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, Conrad Indianapolis


2016    

Altamira Gallery, Jackson, WY, New Works


2015    

Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center, Wabash, IN, Field of Vision

Arts Place, Portland, IN, Color Speaks


2014    

Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY, Improvisations


2011    

Charley Creek Inn, Wabash, IN, New Paintings  

                      

2010    

Private Show, Indianapolis, IN, Home Again


2008    

Gordy Fine Art, Muncie, IN, New Work


2007    

Private Show, Muncie, IN, Christmas Selection


2006    

Meyers Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ , New Paintings


2005    

Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond, IN, David Michael Slonim

Masterpiece Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, Coming Home


2004    

Hoosier Salon Gallery, New Harmony, IN, Plein Air

       

2003    

Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN, Nostalgia & Narrative


2002    

Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN Selected Works


2001   

Overland Gallery, Scottsdale AZ Coming Home

 

 

Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs


2019    

Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY, Quogue Gallery


2017    

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, FL, Long-Sharp Gallery

Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, Contemplate

Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, Forms | Shape

Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY, Winter Small Works Show


2016    

Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, Group Show: Depth and Vision

Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY, Holiday Group Show

Anderson Center for the Arts, IN, Beyond Description


2015    

Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, Rhythms in Nature 


2014    

Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY, 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver, CO

                         

2013   

Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver, CO


2012  

Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, Denver, CO 

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Four Person Show


2011   

Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY, Yellowstone in Winter


2010   

Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody, WY, Thumbnail to Finish

CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, The Russell


2009    

The Pastel Show at Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond, IN

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, C.M. Russell Auction

Simpson Gallagher Gallery at the Potomac Hunt Club


2008    

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, C.M. Russell Auction

Masters in Miniature, CM Russell Museum

Simpson Gallagher Gallery, Cody WY, “Spring Thaw”

Richmond Art Museum Pastel Show, Richmond, IN


2007   

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, C.M. Russell Auction

Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT Guest Artist

CM Russell Museum, Masters in Miniatures

Richmond Art Museum Annual Exhibition, Richmond, IN

             

2006    

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, C.M. Russell Auction

Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT Guest Artists


2005    

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT, C.M. Russell Auction

Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT Guest Artist

Great American Artists, Cincinnati, OH

           

2004    

Western Rendezvous of Art, Helena, MT Guest Artist

Great American Artists, Cincinnati, OH


2003    

Great American Artists, Cincinnati, OH

         

2002    

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, Rising Stars

Great American Artists, Cincinnati, OH

             

 

Selected Collections

Conrad Hotel Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, IN

The Haan Museum, Lafayette, IN

Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN

Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, IN

The West Foundation, Indianapolis, IN

Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Bingham, McHale & Associates, Indianapolis, IN

Community Bank Shares, Denver, CO

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, OH

Charley Creek Foundation, Wabash, IN

The Mazza Museum, University of Findlay, OH

 

 

Representation

THE HAMPTONS | Quogue Gallery

JACKSON HOLE | Altamira Fine Art

SCOTTSDALE | Altamira Fine Art

BOSTON | Newbury Fine Arts

 

 

Bibliography

 

Clawson, Michael, “Rhythms in Nature,” American Art Collector, December 2015

Holland, Mackenzie, “Artist Crafts Poetry,” Wabash Plain Dealer, June 21, 2015

Faulkner, John, “Slonim Finds the Abstract in Everyday Life,” Ink Free News, June 26, 2015

Miley, Scott, “Field of Vision Exhibit at Clark Gallery,” Herald Bulletin, June 16, 2015

Towne, Michelle, “Forms of Abstraction,” American Art Collector, January-February 2015

Towne, Michelle, “David Michael Slonim: Improvisations,” American Art Collector, August 2014

Meyer, Emma, “Anderson Inspiration,” Herald Bulletin, March 9, 2014

Corriel, Michele, “Illuminations,” Western Art & Architecture, July 2013

Schuerr, Aaron, “Plein Air Yellowstone,” Big Sky Journal, August 2010

Hoerth, Kristin, “Artists to Watch,” SouthwestArt, January 2009

Beaty, Sherri, “What an Experience,” Columns, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Spring 2008

Berry, Skip, “Artist Finds Joy in Indiana,” Indianapolis Star, October 2005

Shouse, Cathy, "Export Business," Indianapolis Monthly, 2004



Professional Activities


David regularly speaks to university, school and professional groups. davidslonimpresents.com

 

He is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator recognized by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. davidslonim.com



Education  


1988 Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Personal    


David and his wife Bonnie have four adult children and three grandchildren. They live in Central Indiana.




Drawing on visual childhood memories of works by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Calder, David Michael Slonim reaches simultaneously for the playful and spiritual through structured, improvisational abstraction.


Born in Miami, FL (1966) and raised in New Jersey, David earmed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. For the next decade, he created images for advertising, editorial, and corporate clients including Wrigley’s Gum, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, IBM and T.G.I.Fridays.


Turning to landscape painting in 1998, he continued studying artists like Diebenkorn, Mitchell and Rothko. The work naturally morphed toward abstraction as his focus shifted to the structure beneath the image. He relaunched his career as an abstract painter in 2014 and has since exhibited with galleries in New York, Boston, Chicago, Scottsdale, Jackson Hole, Indianapolis, and The Hamptons.


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


David speaks regularly to organizations and schools, inspiring others to explore their own creative potential.