Artist Statement

My website presents examples of my art dating from 1975 to the present.  The work is arranged primarily in chronological order with the art being organized into categories or series of drawings and paintings, which share a similar theme.

Because I always have been deeply concerned with the human condition, my art is generally socially, culturally or environmentally inspired. Drawing and painting often have been therapeutic and informative ways of progressing from one state of perception to another. This might be conveyed in dramatic light and shadow patterns found in a landscape, a certain psychological quality associated with some of the figure paintings or the social commentary found in the Africa America Amalgamation and Images of India series.

In addition to having lived and taught in the Midwest and on both coasts of the United States, I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel, live and teach abroad. Several different series of drawings and paintings have resulted from research travel grants to Europe and Africa with the most recent being a Fulbright Fellowship to India. I have found traveling as well as working on location to be richly rewarding educational experiences. My observations of Africa, India and other countries have provided me an interesting and often unexpected perspective of my own culture because of the comparisons and contrasts encountered abroad. My extensive travel experiences certainly have contributed to broadening my aesthetic and intellectual horizons. The visual perceptions realized on such journeys foster an awareness of the vast traditions in which an artist often works. Whether at home or abroad, the inspirational stimulus or life force is further developed in one’s studio and eventually shared with others through art exhibitions or with my university students in the classroom as well as while on location when I organize cultural arts tours abroad.


Artist Biography

Artist Neill Slaughter graduated with a B.F.A. degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia and received his M.F.A. in 1978 from Indiana University in Bloomington. From 1978 to the present Professor Slaughter has been teaching fine arts courses at the university level as well as exhibiting his drawings and paintings nationally and internationally. He began his teaching career in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, before moving to St. Cloud University in Minnesota, where upon he was sent to inaugurate their study abroad program at Alnwick Castle in 1981-82 in Northumberland, England. Upon his return to the United States, he relocated to California in 1983 to teach for California State University and in 1987 moved to Loyola Marymount University, where he again was sent abroad to teach at the University of Kent in Canterbury England in 1989.

In 1993, Professor Slaughter moved to Southampton NY to begin teaching for Long Island University. Slaughter, a tenured full professor, resides in Southampton, NY and New York City.

During his 38 years of teaching, Professor Slaughter has spent a considerable amount of time traveling throughout the world to teach, conduct research and create art. His extensive travels have influenced what he paints, which often reflect the social conditions of his surroundings. Among the awards and honors Professor Slaughter has received are a Ford Foundation Fellowship (1977-78), a Scottish Arts Council Grant (1980), an LMU Research Grant to Africa (1988) and a Fulbright Fellowship to India (1992). More recently, Professor Slaughter was the 2003 Long Island University recipient of the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Neill Slaughter has had 30 solo exhibits of his drawings and paintings since 1978 and participated in more than 80 national and international group exhibitions. His art has been reviewed by leading newspapers as well as magazines, and his work is in public and private collections throughout the world.

1976-1978, Indiana University M.F.A. Drawing and Painting

1970-1975, University of Georgia B.F.A. Cum Laude, Liberal Arts with emphasis on drawing, painting and art history

For more information please contact Neill Slaughter at or visit his Web site


Personal Data

21 Osborne Avenue
Southampton, NY 11968

Home: (631) 287-7889


1976-1978, Indiana University M.F.A. Drawing and Painting

1970-1975, University of Georgia, B.F.A. Cum Laude, Liberal Arts with emphasis on drawing, painting, printmaking and art history


Professional Teaching Experience

Professor, Long Island University, C W Post campus, Brookville, NY, Teaching all levels of Drawing, Watercolor, Painting, 19th Century Art History

Educational Technical Consultant, Binney & Smith Art Products, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, Courses taught: All levels of drawing and painting (including watercolor)

1989 LMU Studies Abroad: University of Kent, Canterbury, England, Courses taught: British Art History and Drawing on Location

Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Courses taught: All levels of drawing and painting (including watercolor)

Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN,
Courses taught: Introduction to Drawing, Life Drawing, Life Painting, Figure Sculpting

Art History Survey and Special Projects through St. Cloud State University at the International Studies Program, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Courses taught: Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Drawing, Painting, Workshop for Advanced Students



Arthur Kalaher Gallery, Southampton NY

Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland


Public Art Collections

New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

University Club, Washington, DC

Rosser International, Atlanta, GA

National Broadcasting Corporation, New York, NY

Constantine & Associates, New York, NY

Joan Irvine Smith Fine Art, Inc. Irvine, CA

Magna Corporation, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA

Dean T.Builders, Inc. Annapolis, MD

Sunbrand Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Potomac News Corporation, Washington, DC

HBG Inc., Fairfax, VA

Oxford Industries, Monroe, GA

Amati Corporation, Irvine, CA

Beldoch Industries, New York, NY

Warren Featherbone Co. Gainesville, GA

Russell Corp. Alexander, AL

EY Industries, Fall River, MA

Windall Manufacturing Corporation, Irvine, NJ

Rothtec Engraving Corporation, Charlotte, NC

California State University, Long Beach, CA

Florida Community College-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Long Island University, Southampton, NY

Gct-Niebuhr Corporation, Ikast, Denmark

Acg-Nystrm Ab, Boras, Sweden

Japanese Industrial Sewing Machines, New South Wales, Australia

Saurer Melco Corporation, Nottingham, England

Private Collections

London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Paris, France; Bozouls, France; Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Asolo, Italy; Durban, South Africa; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; McCLean, VA; Chevy Chase, MD; Annapolis, MD; Germantown, MD; Los Angeles, CA; Long Beach, CA; Laguna Beach, CA; Tiburon, CA; Cambridge, MA; Amelia Island, FL.


Grants and Honors

2016-2017 Fulbright Foundation, Selected to serve on the Reviewing Art Committee, NY, NY

2013-14 Long Island University Sabbatical Research with travel stipend for exhibit

2009 Kettering Review; “Confluence” painting selected for magazine cover

2006-2007 Long Island University Sabbatical and Research Grant Funding

2003 David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University

2002-2003 Long Island University Research Release Time with Monetary Stipend

1999-2000 Long Island University Sabbatical Research

1996-97 Long Island University Research Release Time

1992 Fulbright Fellowship to India

1990 Corporate Collectors Pilot Project Fellowship, Western States Arts Federation

1988 Creative Research Grant to Africa, Loyola Marymount University

1985 Creative Research Activities Grant, California State University

1980 Research Scholarship, Scottish Arts Council

1977-78 Ford Foundation Fellowship


Exhibition Awards

1994 2nd Place, Cash Prize, “34th Annual Juried Parrish Art Museum Exhibition”

1991 1st Place, Cash Prize, “Art for Social Justice”

1991 Honorable Mention, “National Small Painting Exhibition”

1990 2nd Place, Cash Prize, “33rd National Chautauqua Exhibition”

1989 3rd Place, Cash Prize, “Seven Western States Exhibit”

1989 Award of Excellence, Cash Prize, “Animal Imagery: New Forms, New Functions”

1988 Honorable Mention, “Black & White”

1986 2nd Place, Cash Award, “The Traditionalists”

1985 – Juror’s Award, “Neo-Impressionism and Beyond,” California Polytechnic Universities

1983- Best of Show, “Minnesota Artists Exhibition”

1982- Painting Workshop Prize, “Annual Minnesota Artists Exhibit


Curator/Juror of Exhibits

2017 Curator: St John’s Invitational Exhibit, Southampton, NY

2014 Juror: Long Beach Art League, Long Beach NY

2005-2014 Juror: Parrish Art Museum, Suffolk Co. High School Art Exhibit, Southampton NY

2012-2015 Juror: Bayside Historical Society Annual Art Exhibit, Bayside NY

2010 Juror: Manhasset Art Assoc. (April), National Art League Douglaston NY (May)

Southampton Rose Society SH NY (June), Long Beach Art League, LB, NY(Sept)

2005/06/07/12 Juror:   “Regional High School Art Exhibit” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

2001 Curator:  “David Tomb, Drawings”, Long Island University, Avram Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton, NY

1997 Curator: “James Juszczyk Paintings,” Long Island University, Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton, NY

1996 Curator: “Ward Davenny Drawings and Prints,” Long Island University, Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton, NY

1992 Co-curator: “Harry Orlyk Paintings,” Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

1991 Juror: Members’ Exhibit, Palos Verdes Art Association, Palos Verdes, CA

1986 Juror: Members’ Show, Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA


Guest Lectures

July 2017 “Criteria for Judging and Curating Art Exhibits” St John’s Invitational Exhibit, SH, NY

May 2017 “Artist illustrated Lecture” SH Arts Center in conjunction with “Collectors Three” exhibit, SH,NY

Jan. 2016 “A Painter’s Paradise” Armchair Traveler Series, Rogers Memorial Library Southampton, NY

April 2015 “Painter’s Paradise” slide lecture at Long Island Art League, Dix Hills NY

November 2014 “Paradise Paved” slide lecture at Marymount CA University, Palos Verdes CA

October 2014 “The Maine Event” Dean’s Lecture Series, LIU CW Post, Brookville NY

May 2013 “Voices & Vision” slide lecture at Heckscher Museum, Huntington NY

April 2013 “Images of India” slide lecture at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College

March 2012 “Notes as an Exhibit Juror” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton NY

April 2011, “American Landscape and the Challenge of Eco Spirituality” A symposium with April Gornik and
others at LIU, CW Post NY,

October 2010,  “A Painter’s Paradise” Manhasset Art Association, Manhasset, NY,

June 2010, “Hutton House Lecture Series” CW Post Campus Brookville, NY,

January 2008, Wellington Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,
NBC TV interview – Greenville, NC

February 2007, “Artist of the Week” Plum TV interview Channel 18 Bridgehampton, NY,

October 2006, “Master Artist” series Cablevision TV interview Channel 20 Riverhead, NY,

September 2006, Northampton College Bethlehem, PA

September 2002, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC

October 2001, Church of the Holy Trinity, New York, NY

February 2001, Avram Theatre, Southampton NY

May 2000, University Club, Washington, DC

June/July 1998, Victor D’Amico Art Institute, Amagansett, NY

November 1997, Indian Consulate, New York, NY

July 1996, Quinlan Art Center (re: World Olympics), Gainesville, GA,

April 1994, LTV Television Interview, East Hampton, NY

April 1994, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Nov. 1993/Nov. 1992   Art Center College, Pasadena, CA

October 1992, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA. California State University,
Northridge, CA.  Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA.

October 1992, El Camino College, Torrance, CA.  La Sierra University, Riverside,CA,

August 1991, Florida College, Jacksonville, FL

June 1991, Jewish Center Gallery, Long Beach, CA

March 1989/March 1988, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

March 1988, Cypress College, Cypress, CA

March 1986, Palos Verdes Art Association, Palos Verdes, CA

March 1986, American University, Washington, DC

Oct. 1986/Oct. 1985, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


Reviews / Articles

2017 May, “An Artist’s Path”, article by Heather Bryce featuring artist Neill Slaughter in Hamptons Showcase magazine

2015 April, Video Interview following Fulbright to India lecture at Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills NY

2015 April, Video Interview at 5404 Gallery in South Huntington NY for LIU MFA/Faculty exhibit

2015 Fine Art Connoisseur July/August issue, mentioned in Out and About under Museum section

2014 Fine Art Connoisseur  both September/October & November/December issues

2013 Newsday April 26, review of Car Culture, Art & the Automobile exhibit at Heckscher Museum

2011 Fine Art Connoisseur Sept/October issue New York, NY

2011 Maryland Public TV –interview in conjunction with the Maritime Museum exhibit, Annapolis MD

2009 Kettering Review  published Dayton Ohio but distributed nationwide

2008 WITN Morning News (NBC TV affiliate station) January 17th Greenville, NC

2008  Daily Reflector ( January 11th article with two color photos) Greenville, NC

2007  Wrack Lines (A University of CT Publication) June  Groton, CT

2004  Indiana Alumni Magazine  January /February    Bloomington, IN

2003  WNBC News at 6PM June 28, New York, NY

2003  Georgia Magazine  June, Athens, GA

2003  Southampton Press, May 1, Southampton, NY

2002  Aiken Standard, September 8, Aiken, SC

2001  New York Times, February 18,New York, NY

2001  India Abroad , February 23, New York, NY

2001  India In New York , February 16, New York, NY

2001  Sag Harbor Express, January 25, Sag Harbor, NY

2000  Hamptons Country Magazine, July, Southampton, NY

2000  India This Week, June 2, Washington, DC

1998  Southampton Press, June 18, Southampton, NY

1997  India Abroad, Dec. 5, New York, NY

1997  Asia Observer, Nov. 28, New York, NY

1997  The Russell Record, Nov., Alexander, AL

1997  Dan’s Papers, April 18, Bridgehampton, NY

1997  New York Newsday, April 13, New York, NY

1997  Southampton Press, April 3, Southampton, NY

1996  Apparel Industry Magazine, Sept., Atlanta, Georgia

1996  The Independent, May 30, Bridgehampton, NY

1994  New York Times, April 24, New York, NY

1994  New York Newsday, April 22, New York, NY

1994  Southampton Press, April 24 & 28, Southampton, NY

1994  Dan’s Papers, April 21 & 28, Bridgehampton, NY

1994  East Hampton Star, Mar. 24  & Apr. 28, East Hampton, NY

1992  The Regent International Magazine,Nov., Hong Kong & Los Angeles

1991  Orange County Register, Nov., Irvine, CA

1991  Folio, Sept., Jacksonville, FL

1990  Southern Homes Magazine, June, Atlanta, GA

1989  Gloss, June, Edinburgh, Scotland

1988  Seabreeze, March, Long Beach, CA

1987  Long Beach Press Telegram, Jan., Long Beach, CA

1985  The Art Week Journal, March, Los Angeles, CA