At the age of 12, Collin van der Sluijs attended the school for traditional painting in Goes, the Netherlands, where he studied the old techniques from painting and theory. In 1996, he graduated and was accepted for a 4-year painting and graphic education at St. Lucas in Boxtel, the Netherlands. He than graduated in 2000 and attended the Art-Academy St. Joost in Breda, the Netherlands. There van der Sluijs studied illustration for four years and graduated with a B.A. in 2004.
After the graduation at the Art-Academy, he moved to the south of the Netherlands where he lives and works on exhibitions and projects. His work can be described as personal pleasures and struggles in daily life translated in his own visual language. The works from Collin van der Sluijs has been publicised in magazines, books, and shown in galleries and project-spaces or walls in the Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Belgium, The USA, Luxembourg, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain. He is widely recognized for his extraordinary dream-like depictions of everyday stories that question our personal pleasures and struggles, as well as society at large.