Profile: Delano Dunn (1978-)

Delano Dunn  is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Fine Arts. Through painting, mixed media, and collage, Dunn explores questions of racial identity and perception within various contexts, ranging from the personal to the political, and drawing from his experience growing up in South Central L.A. He has had solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, and Buffalo, NY, and numerous group exhibitions, including I Like The Sound of That at Artspace in New Haven, Liberty and (in)Justice for All at Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ, The Delaware Contemporary, to name a few. His work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic and VICE Creators Project, among others.

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Dunn was the recipient of the College Art Association’s Visual Arts Graduate Fellowship in 2016, the Delaware Contemporary’s Curator’s Choice Award, and SVA’s Edward Zutrau Memorial Award. In 2017 he was nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship award. He was an invited Artist in Residence at Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ, and is currently based in Chicago, IL where he is the AICAD 2018/2019 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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