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Christopher Sloan

Christopher Sloan is an artist and designer who is passionate about art, science, and technology. He believes that our future depends on more of us understanding the universe we live in and how it works. He is an advocate of artists helping to bridge the gap between art and science and calls this effort Art-for-Our-Sake.

Sloan was Art Director and Senior Editor at National Geographic Magazine from 1992 to 2010 and supervised the artwork for many of the magazine’s most memorable stories.

In 2019, he was selected to be the Artist-in-Residence at the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) Extreme Arts program, a collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

At MICA, Sloan teaches Information and Data Visualization Literacy and Cognition and Perception in the Masters program for Data Analytics and Visualization. Sloan is also part-time faculty at the Art Acade-my University in San Francisco where he teaches classes in visualizing science and animal anatomy.

From 2014 to 2018, Sloan served as the Executive Director of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland. Sloan helped launch the community’s creative placemaking and public art initiatives. He continues to be involved with local arts through their S.T.E.A.M. outreach program—a mobile ArtLab—which brings engaging digital arts programming to students in the county, as well as local public art projects.

Sloan’s home and studio are in Cumberland, Maryland.