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LIU Post Neill Slaughter

Neill Slaughter

Professor of Fine Arts

B.F.A., University of Georgia, AthensM.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington


Artist Neill Slaughter graduated with a BFA degree in 1975 from the University of Georgia and received his MFA in 1978 from Indiana University. 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. Having also lived and taught abroad as well as traveling extensively throughout the world, Slaughter’s paintings often reflect the social conditions of his surroundings. Among his awards and honors, Professor Slaughter has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a Scottish Arts Council Grant, an LMU Research Grant to Africa and a Fulbright Fellowship to India. In 2003 Professor Slaughter was presented the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching granted by Long Island University and in 2008 he mounted a thirty-year retrospective, which included a full color catalogue.

Examples of Neill Slaughter’s art can be viewed on-line at his website


I teach all levels of DRAWING & PAINTING, including Life Drawing and Watercolor as well as Oil Painting, from beginning to advanced, as well as 19th Century Art History.


  • Artist and Co-author, “Looking Back: A Retrospective” (2008)

Lectures and Presentations

Guest Lectures

April 2011 - "American Landscape and the Challenge of Eco Spirituality" A symposium with April Gornik and others at LIU 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 Cablevison 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



Selected Solo Exhibits:

  • “The Sea” Maritime Art Museum, Annapolis MD
  • “Looking Back, A Retrospective,” East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. (2008)
  • “Recent Landscapes,” University of Connecticut, Groton, Conn. (2007)
  • “Travels in Africa and India,” Northampton College, Bethlehem, Pa. (2006)
  • “Central Park and Beyond” Artisan Gallery, Hampton Bays, NY
  • “Images of India,” Etherredge Art Gallery, University of South Carolina, Aiken, S.C. (2002)
  • "Images of India," Sabbatical Exhibit, Avram Gallery, LIU, Southampton, NY (2001)
  • “Images of India,” Embassy of India, The University Club, Washington, D.C. (2000)
  • “Recent Work,” Cultural Art Center, Bozouls, France (1997)
  • “Recent Work,” Nancy Moore Art Gallery, New York, N.Y. (1997)
  •  Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (1996)
  • “Passages,” Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif. (1993)
  • Amati Corporate Gallery, Irvine, Calif. (1991-1992)
  • “Recent Work,” South Gallery, Florida College, Jacksonville, Fla. (1991)
  • “Africa America Amalgamation,” Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (1989)
  • “Africa America Amalgamation,” Cypress College, Cypress, Calif. (1988)
  • Joslyn Center of the Arts, Torrance, CA (1988)
  • Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA (1987)
  • Public Corp. for the Arts, Long Beach, CA (1987)
  • Chastain Art Center, Atlanta, GA (1984)
  • Todd Gallery, London, England (1983)
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN (1981)
  • Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN (1981)
  • Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (1980)


Grants and Honors

  • Painting selected for the cover of the Kettering Review (2009)
  • Recipient, Sabbatical Research and Grant Funding for catalogue printing, LIU Post (2006-2007)
  • Recipient, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2003)
  • Long Island University Research Release Time with Monetary Stipend (2002-2003)
  • Recipient, Sabbatical Research and Monetary Stipend, Southampton College (1999-2000)
  • Recipient, LIU Research Release Time to prepare for art exhibits (1996-1997)
  • Recipient, Fulbright Fellowship to India (1992)
  • Corporate Collectors Pilot Project Fellowship, Western States Arts Federation (1990)
  • Recipient, Creative Research Grant to Africa, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif. (1988)
  • Recipient, Creative Research Activities Grant, California State University, Long Beach, Calif. (1985)
  • Recipient, Research Scholarship, Demarco Gallery and Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scotland (1980)
  • Recipient, Ford Foundation Fellowship (1977-78)

Exhibition Awards

2nd Place, Cash Prize, "34th Annual Juried Parrish Art Museum Exhibition" (1994)
1st Place, Cash Prize, "Art for Social Justice" (1991)
Honorable Mention, "National Small Painting Exhibition" (1991)
2nd Place, Cash Prize, "33rd National Chautauqua Exhibition" (1990)
3rd Place, Cash Prize, "Seven Western States Exhibit" (1989)
Award of Excellence, Cash Prize, "Animal Imagery: New Forms, New Functions" (1989)
Honorable Mention, "Black & White" (1988)
2nd Place, Cash Award, "The Traditionalists" (1986)
Juror's Award, "Neo-Impressionism and Beyond," California Polytechnic Universities (1985)
1983 Best of Show, "Minnesota Artists Exhibition" (1983)
1982 Painting Workshop Prize, "Annual Minnesota Artists Exhibit (1982)


  • Art Professionals World Wide
  • Member, American Association of Museums
  • Member, College Artist Association