Tuesday, February 16, 2010

About Miriam Slater

Miriam Slater (1952-) Born in Los Angeles, California studied painting at California State University Fullerton, graduating in 1975. From 1978-9 she received several California Arts Council Artist in Residence grants during which she taught art and mural making at all levels throughout the public school system. In 1979, she attended Art Center College of Design and intensively studied drawing and painting with Harry Carmean, whom she later married. Aside from her paintings, she is also known for a variety of painted objects including furniture, letter boxes, musical instruments, teacups and jewelry.

Slater is the daughter of Eva Slater, a Hard Edge artist and grew up surrounded by lots of art, including that of Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeburg (who are also periodically carried in this gallery). Slater's work is in a number of prominent collections including that of Jack Nicholson, Henry Kissenger, Quincy Jones, Brooke Astor, Jeff Bridges, Anjelica Huston, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Art Museum and Experience Music Project in Seattle. To learn more about Miriam Slater visit miriamslater.com and the Miriam Slater blog.

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