David Michael Slonim (b. 1966)

In the tradition of artists like Miro, Albers, Kelly, and Calder, David Michael Slonim reaches simultaneously for the playful and spiritual through structured experiments in color.


David earned 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 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 their own creative potential.


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“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