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Phyllis Sloane

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Biography

Phyllis Sloane earned her BFA from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Industrial Design. The abstract expressionist movement in the 1950s heavily influenced Sloane’s work early in her career. Like her Carnegie Tech classmate and friend Roy Lichtenstein, she gravitated towards more representational work in the 1960s and was strongly influenced by the Pop Art movement at that time.

Around this time Sloane acquired an old printing press that she refurbished and thus began her life-long love of and experimentation around printmaking. She initially started working with cork cuts and silkscreen techniques. Sloane drew great inspiration especially in her printmaking from Henri Matisse’s late works with their broad blocks of bold colors.

Sloane continued to develop her printmaker’s craftsmanship and was influenced strongly by Alex Katz and Will Barnet who shared her interest in depicting the female figure.  Stimulated by move to Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late 1970s Sloane broadened her work into cityscapes and still lives and began to work more extensively with other printmaking techniques and watercolors.

Sloane’s achievements included over 20 solo shows including a 2004 retrospective at the Las Vegas Museum of Art.  Her work also is in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Art Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art and in numerous private and corporate art collections.

There have been several major publications relating to Sloane’s art including The Art of Phyllis Sloane by H Daniel Butts III in 1996, Phyllis Sloane Retrospective Exhibition by James Mann, The Printmaking Techniques of Phyllis Sloane by Robert Bell in 2004 and Bold & Brilliant–Phyllis Sloane’s Pop Portraits by Christopher L. Richards in 2014.

Phyllis Sloane died in 2009 having devoted over 60 years to producing thousands of works of art as a print-maker, painter and watercolor artist.

SELECTED SHOWS

California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
Purdue University, Purdue, Indiana
Boston Printmakers Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts
Horwitch-LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Argos Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sigma Gallery, New York, New York
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, New York
Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rutgers University, Rutgers, New Jersey