Joey Slaughter earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduating Cranbrook, Slaughter was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He has also received the Louisiana Division of the Arts Career Enhancement Grant (2012). Slaughter has exhibited widely throughout the US in both solo and group exhibitions. His work has been published in Fresh Paint and in New American Paintings magazine three times. In 2017, Slaughter was awarded the Louisiana Prize from South Arts and received the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation residency. In 2018, had a solo show at Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans and attended Hambidge Residency in Georgia. In 2019 he will attend the Crosstown Arts Residency in Memphis and The Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency in New Orleans. He currently lives in Ruston, LA, and is Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University.