Christopher Sloan



Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore
Art Academy University, San Francisco
Maryland State Arts Council

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Maryland Institute College of Art profile
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute profile


Christopher Sloan’s art typically explores various dimensions of science to engage the public with fascinating areas that sometimes challenge comprehension.
Although he works primarily in oils, he is interested in exploring how digital technologies, such as 3D modelling, 3D printing, and virtual reality can be incorporated into his artwork. In 2019, he was selected to be the Artist-in-Residence at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Extreme Arts program. His work there resulted in a solo show called Explorations of the Invisible Domain.
Christopher Sloan is an expert in taking complex information and creating dynamic visualizations for audiences of all ages and levels of expertise. He was Art Director of National Geographic Magazine and supervised the artwork for many of the magazine’s most memorable stories. While at National Geographic, Sloan also wrote numerous articles for the magazine as well as books about science and art.
In 2010 Sloan started Science Visualization, a company that specializes in visual storytelling using multiple forms of media. Sloan recently designed a permanent exhibit for the Allegany Museum in Cumberland, Maryland and conducts workshops on information visualization and visual storytelling.
Sloan was appointed to the Maryland State Arts Council in 2021. From 2014 to 2018, Sloan served as the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland.