Jeanette Pasin Sloan


 

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Jeanette Pasin Sloan was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1946. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, and her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Sloan now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

As a young mother in the 1970s, she would paint in her kitchen when her children were asleep. Her artwork took a significant turn when she noticed a reflection in a toaster she was painting. Gallerist Allison King writes, “Jeanette Pasin Sloan takes visible reality as a starting point for her paintings, drawings and prints. She auditions primarily domestic objects; silvered cups or bowls, with curved reflective surfaces, to be the actors on her up-close fantastically patterned stage sets. With close cropping and careful manipulation, Sloan’s complicated compositions subtly pull the viewer in and add to both the sense of reality and abstraction in her tour de force works of art.”

Sloan’s work is in the collections of major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library, New York, New York; National Museum of American Art and Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Federal Reserve Board, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Art Institute of Chicago and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art,University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut among many others.

As a painter and prolific printmaker for more than 35 years, Sloan’s Trine (2019) is her first fine art print collaboration with Stewart & Stewart. Influenced by her Santa Fe home, Sloan perfectly integrates desert flowers, including sunflowers, and cacti into the cool reflections and patterns in her most recent works. The sunflower is celebrated in New Mexico at late-August festivals.