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ACCESSIBLE ART LOGOO'DELLE ABNEYO'Delle Abney
179 East Third Street, Apt. 16 New York, NY 10009
Phone: 646-539-9622
Email: oabney@worldfineart.com

ARTIST STATEMENT
Starting with graduate school at Carnegie-Mellon University, I have always been strongly influenced by color field painters, like Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Lewis, Larry Poons, Paul Jenkins and the like.  This lead to a number of series throwing paint, which let paint do what it does naturally and learning to dialogue with the paint in a mutual understanding of being natural on the journey to discovering ones own uniqueness.
BIOGRAPHY
After getting his Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, he was quickly picked up by King Pitcher Gallery in Pittsburgh, who placed his work in prominent collections like Jones and Laughlin Steel, Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries and Bidwell Cultural Center.  He then moved to New York where his work was placed in the collection of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

He then started Abney Galleries, an artist collective, in Soho for five years, then moved to Chelsea where he opened World F‌ine Art Gallery for the next 10 years.  The gallery closed it's doors in 2010 and he became an artist agent and continued painting a new series of artworks entitled "CANVAS ON CANVAS" where he expanded on his past work using folded layers of poured color patterns.  He says, "By letting paint do what paint does, I am able to experience the natural flow of nature, be it microscopic, aerial or global, the view is the same."  He continues to live and work in New York.
SELECT EXHIBITIONS
Jul 26 - 30, 2016Phoenix Gallery - 2nd Annual WFA Exhibition - Group Show, Chelsea, NY
Mar 17 - Apr 23, 2016Hudson Guild Gallery -  The Somewhere Project - Group Exhibition, NY
Dec 2 - 4, 2015Paul Kolker - WFA Agency Artists - Group Exhibition, NY
July 7 - 12, 2015Phoenix GalleryContemporary Visions Group Show, Chelsea, NY
Jan 20 - Feb 13, 2015Pleiades Gallery - Small Works Show - Group Exhibition, Chelsea, NY
Dec 16 - Jan 23, 2015Skylight Gallery - "Contemporary Visions" - Group Exhibition, Chelsea, NY
Nov 25, 2013Phoenix Gallery - Cocktail Fundraiser Benefit - Guest Artist - New York, NY
Jul 20 - 27, 2013SpaceWomb Gallery - Transformation - Group Exhibition - New York, NY
Sep 1 - 15, 2012Brenda Taylor Gallery, World Fine Art Group - Group Exhibition - New York,
Aug 28 - 31, 2012Brenda Taylor Gallery, (Solo Exhibition- New York, NY
Jul 14 - Sep 27, 2012Berkeley College Brooklyn Gallery - World Fine Art Group
Jan 2 - 28, 2012Berkeley College Gallery (Solo Exhibition ) - New York, NY
Nov 04 - 19, 2011Rush Art Gallery, Bombay Sapphire, (NY Finalist) New York, NY
Apr 13 - 16, 2011Rogue Gallery / Spring Show - Group Exhibition - New York, NY
Mar 16 - 20, 2011The Artist Project - Pier 92, New York, NY
1992- 2010World Fine Art Gallery - Gallery Owner / Director
1986 The Port Authority of  New York and New Jersey
1 World Trade Center, New York, NY
1986Cafe Americano (Solo Exhibition), New York, NY
1976University Gallery , Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
Bicentennial Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1975Faculty Show, Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Westmoreland County Museum, Greemsburg, PA
Cultural Center, Penn State University, Pittsburgh, PA
KingPitcher Gallery (Solo Exhibition), Pittsburgh, PA
1974Second World Black and African Festival of Art,
University Museum , Philadelphia, PA
1973Third Annual Black Artists Exhibit, Selma Burke Art Center,
Pittsburgh, PA
1972
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1970
Contemporary Painters Show, Schneider Gallery, Rome, Italy
Pittsburgh Playhouse Gallery (Solo Exhibition), Pittsburgh, PA
Point Park College Gallery (Solo Exhibition), Pittsburgh, PA
COLLECTIONS (Partial Listing)
The Port Authority of New  York and New Jersey, New York, NY
Jones and Laughlin Steel, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries, Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania State University
Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Bidwell Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, PA
EDUCATION
1970 - 1975Carnegie-Mellon University MFA (1975) BFA (1973)
1971 - 1972Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy (Junior Year)
1964 - 1965Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh, PA (Certificate)
1960 - 1964Rankin High School
HONORS AND AWARDS (Partial Listing)
Heinz Scholastic Award, 1973
Educational Opportunity Grant, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972
Scholarship, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969 - 1971