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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Todd Slaughter

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Todd Slaughter

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“American Primitives, With Henry Thoreau and Eric Rudolph” Aronoff Center for Arts, Cincinnati, OH, 2014

“American Primitives,” Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Sept, 2012

“Protected  Comforts:The Sculpture of Todd Slaugther,” Chicago Cultural Center, April, 2002



“Transference, ”Urban Art Space, Columbus, Oh. Dept of Art faculty exhibition, Oct-Nov, 2019.

“Emanate,” Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Oh, Sept-Oct 2019

Kent State University, CVA Gallery, May, 2019

2018 SculptureX Exhibition, Igniting Change;, 2018, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University

“Positive /Negative,”, curator Anja Foerschner ,Getty Museum; Slocumb Galleries, East TN State University, 2017

“In League,” an installation in collaboration with Matt Flegle, They Are Us, Urban Art Space, Columbus, 2013



“The Body of Lake Michigan”, Resited following total redesign of Midway Airport, Chicago, IL, 2021

“The Sky Above and the Earth Below”, Fort Lauderdale, Fl: commissioned by Fat Village Center for the Arts, 2020; fabrication delayed by Covid

“Mortarboard”, permanent installation, Franklin University, Columbus, OH, 2002

Commission of  “Cloud Cover” and “Red Riding Hood Stand” for “2001 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art,“ Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 2001

“The Body of Lake Michigan”, permanent sited installation, Midway Airport, Chicago, IL,1999-2002

“Watch House,” a permanent sited installation, Dublin, OH, completed 2000

“Hand and Ball,” Tarifa/Algeciras, Spain, 1994-97, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar, $300,000

Blue Glass Serpent Canopy for Broad Street Bridge, design and engineering proposal, City of Columbus, 1995-96

“Landscapehats,” temporary installation, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, 1993.

“Vanitas,” Carnegie Metropolitan Library, permanent installation, Columbus, OH, 1993,



OSU GRO (Growing Research Opportunities) Academy Grant funding for a “makers’ lab. Collaborating are three faculty artists and three faculty engineers, 2021

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, 2015

“Dimensional Imaging Research Lab (DIRL)”, Arts and Humanities Grants for Innovation, 2012

“American Primitives,” Arts and Humanities Grant, Ohio State University, 2012.”Two Projects:  ‘Walden Pond and Cowboys’ and ‘Night Lights: Allegories   and Historic Moments’,” Arts and Humanities Grant, Ohio State University, 2006.

Artist-in-Residency Headlands  Center  for  the Arts,  Sausalito, CA, autumn, 2000

“Architecture, Fear, and Democracy,” Museum of The University of Memphis, residency and exhibition, 1998

Ohio Arts Council  Individual Artist  Fellowship  2015, 2002




Lecturer and Critic: Kent State University, May, 2019

Lecturer, Critic, and Juror: Department of Art, University of Nebraska, 2015

Juror: Rhode Island Council on the Arts, Three Dimension Art Selection Panel for Artist Fellowship, 2006

Lecturer and Critic: Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN, April 1, 2003



“Todd Slaughter: American Primitives, Weston Art Gallery,” Aeqai, e-journal, August 5, 2014

“Artist Todd Slaughter Fits Daunting Ideas into ‘American Primitives, ‘”City Beat, <>artist_todd_slaughter_fits_daunting_ideas_into_american_primitives.html

“Todd Slaughter’s “American Primitives:” Art and Argument, Starr, Oct 28, 2012

“Search for links between Isolationism and Nature,” The Columbus Dispatch, Set 30, 2012

“Launching the Imagination,” a book by Mary Stewart, McGraw-Hill, 2002, 2004, 2006

“Todd Slaughter:Chicago Cultural Center,” Sculpture Magazine, November, 2002

“Slaughter retrospective creates high anxiety,” Alan Arter, Chicago Tribune, April 25, 2002

“Illusions of Permanence,” Fred Camper, Chicago Reader, May 10, 2002

“Showing their feelings,” Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, May 4, 2002



Professor of Sculpture, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1985- present

Associate Professor, Columbus College of Art & Design, taught design and Fine Art, 1968-1985

Academie Voor Beeldene Vorming, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Spring, 1996, exchange



Pratt Institute (M.I.D.), New York, New York, 1967

University of Texas (B.F.A.), Austin, Texas, 1964




Artist Statement

Todd Slaughter has exhibited internationally with sculptural installations featured broadly including the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH, PS 1 in New York, NY, and a major retrospective at the Chicago Cultural Center. Todd’s studio practice has concerned American isolationism and individualism, hate groups, survivalist culture, white supremacy, and “paternalist racism” as the writer Joseph Crespino describes AC Lee, Harper Lee’s father in his biography of AC.

His permanent public works can be found in the Midway Airport, Chicago, and Tarifa/Algeciras, Spain, and Ohio. He is the recipient of several Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship awards and a NEA Individual Artist Fellowship. Reviews of his work have appeared in Sculpture Magazine and El Pais. In addition to his sculpture practice, he is an experienced industrial designer; he has designed play equipment for Playground Equipment Corp and the thesis for his advanced degree from Pratt Institute involved the psychology of play and the design of playgrounds and equipment.

Todd Slaughter is also a professor of sculpture at the Ohio State University.