Lifetime multidisciplinary artist & Marquee Gallery founder Clint Slowik specializes in art direction, curation, & experience building. With an unbridled passion for the world of art, Clint sees his ongoing journey into the creative world as brush strokes towards a lifelong masterpiece.
Clint’s artistic path started early. Encouraged by family, friends, and mentors to pursue his love of art, he received the Scholastic Gold Key and the Congressional Art Award at the age of 16. A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in business entrepreneurship, as well as a Summa Cum Laude graduate with a double concentration degree in Visual Arts for Drawing & Painting as well as Sculpture from Eastern Connecticut State University, Clint’s unconventional creative perspective seamlessly blends both business and the art world. It’s here that Clint’s dedication continued to show through, marked by honors and recognition, including the ECSU Art Research Grant, induction into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, and his artwork being added to the collection of his alma mater by then ECSU President Dr. Elsa Nunez.
Clint’s art odyssey continued after graduating. After serving as the Gallery & Residency Director for the International Contemporary Artist Space, he seized the opportunity to transform a once unused and rundown space into a breathtaking art studio and world-class gallery by opening Marquee Gallery in 2014. Despite transitioning from the original location in 2022, the Marquee Gallery continues as a testament to Clint’s ability to curate and showcase the finest emerging and established artistic talents, both local and international. The artists and estates represented here grace prominent private collections and institutions worldwide, such as the collections of IBM, Deloitte & Touche, UConn, ECSU, Wadsworth, Benton, & Slater Museums.
Beyond Marquee Gallery, Clint has been a tireless advocate for the arts, artists, and his community. He collaborates with, showcases, and represents countless local to international artists and arts organizations. Since 2016, he has been the patron, instructor, and now President of the over 80 year old New London Art Students League. Clint was founding member, and later Chair, of the New London Arts Council, serving as the voice of artists and organizations 2018 through 2022. This necessary stepping stone helped New London establish both a Cultural District and Commission for the area and gave a much needed voice to the countless artists and organizations of the community. Clint also makes time to serve on his hometown’s Community & Economic Development Committee.
With Clint Slowik, art isn’t just a form of expression; it’s a life’s work, a community endeavor, and a journey that never ceases to inspire and transform.