A self-taught sculptor and wood-engraver, whose career began in professional theatre.
In 1977, Sloan’s wood-engravings were commissioned to illustrate “Faraway World: an Orkney Boyhood”, published André Deutsch, London.
Since the 1970’s he has pursued a career in sculpture, exhibiting in one –man and group exhibitions in Ireland, U.K., Norway and France. He has a continued interest in printmaking.
In 1992 he created the O.N.E. Air Corps Memorial, Baldonnel; unveiled by Mary Robinson, President of Ireland.
Sloan was invited to exhibit in “Iontas”, Sligo; An t’Oireactas Belfast; Boyle Arts Festival and – in 2001 - Royal Hibernian Academy Banquet Exhibition. Regular contributor to RHA Annual between 1991 – 2003, and “Gateway to Art”: Aer Rianta 1994-97. In 2001 he was the Invité d’Honneur at the Salon d’Automne, Sorgues. Awarded medals in Cavaillon and Chateau-Arnoux Salons in France where he created the Ist Station of the Cross for Castellet church. 1990: ‘Best Sculptor’ Kilkenny Arts Week.
Exhibitions since 2000 include:
2018Wood Engravers Exhibition, Printroom, Suffolk
2016 Shortlisted for Sculpture for Galway, public sculpture project
2015 The Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, illustrations and wood engravings
2013 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast
2013 8 Printmakers, Castellet, France
2013 Gordon Gallery City of Culture Exhibition, Derry, Northern Ireland
2011 'Help', Gallery Different, London W.1.
2010/11 Kilkenny Arts Week, at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
2010 Art Melbourne, Australia
2009 Invited Artist Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2009 'Making waves': Kenny Gallery Galway
2009 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, touring London & U.K.
2008 “Traces of Memory”, Estense Castle, Ferrara
2008 “Little Treasures”, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna.
2008 Opera Festival Exhibition, Greenacres, Wexford
2008 The James Gallery, Dublin : 25th Anniversary Exhibition.
2003 Invited artist: XIV Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna. ‘ La Sculpture en Liberté’, Roquebrune.
2002 National Jubilee Sculpture Festival, ArtParks, Guernsey.
2000 Sculpture 2000 – one-man exhibition, Kilcock Art Gallery, where he has exhibited regularly since 1984.
Public and Private Collections
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin. National Concert Hall, Dublin. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery. Fredrikstad Cultural Centre. Mairie de Sorgues Municipal Collection. Office of public Works, Eire. Allied Irish Banks. Bank Of Ireland. Anglo-Irish Banks. First Bank of Maryland, Baltimore. K.P.M.G. Dublin. Avonmore Dairies. Cantrell and Cochrane Group. Irish Life. Shield Life Insurance. E.S.B. Dublin. Aer Rianta. Prudential Life Insurance of North America and Canada. Kelly’s Strand Hotel, Wexford. Stonehill College,U.S.A. International Investments and Underwriters. Ulster T.V. United Drug p.l.c. Tree Bistro, East Village, New York. UCD Belfield Art Collection, Dublin. Works in private collections worldwide.
Works may be permanently viewed in Ireland at
Kenny Gallery, GALWAY; Kilcock Art Gallery, KILCOCK; Gallery 1608, BUSHMILLS; Greenlane Gallery, DINGLE , Greenacres, WEXFORD, The Trinity Gallery, DUBLIN; Mckenna Gallery, OMAGH. Eakin Gallery, BELFAST, Lahinch Art Gallery,LAHINCH .Narrow Space Gallery, CLONMEL; Open window Gallery, RATHMINES
and in England at Francis Iles Gallery, ROCHESTER; Printroom, SUFFOLK
Teaching : Wood-engraving tutor, Camden Arts Centre, 1983/4. “Exploring Sculpture” Ateliers Fourwinds, Provence 2004. Film: U.T.V. The Collection, Ulster TV Sept/December 2002.
Bibliography: "Who's Who In Art" Autumn 2012 . “Irish Sculpture” A Kenny Publication (1980’s); “A.I.B. art” : a selection from the AIB Collection of Modern Art” AIB Group Public Afairs,1995; “Art in State Buildings. 1985-1995”, Office of Public Works Stationery Office 1997; Maisons & Decors Mediterranée: Expos Aug/Sept 1999; Dictionaire Drouot Cotation des Artistes Modernes & Contemporains editions 2002 – 2005.