O'Delle Abney
 
Rejoicing   12" x 16"  Digital Art on Metal
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
July 2019Noho | M55 Gallery - 5th Annual WFA Exhibtion - Group Show, Chelsea , NY
January 2019Lichtundfire - Abstract Connectivity - Group Show, New York, NY
December 2018Phoenix Gallery - Online Interview - New York, NY
Aug 14 - 18, 2018Noho | M55 Gallery - 4th Annual WFA Exhibition -  Group Show, Chelsea , NY
Aug 1 - 5, 2017Noho | M55 Gallery - 3rd Annual WFA Exhibition - Group Show, Chelsea , NY
June 14 - 19, 2016Phoenix Gallery - 2nd Annual WFA Exhibition  - Group Show, Chelsea, NY
July 7 - 12, 2015Phoenix Gallery - 1st Annual WFA Exhibition - 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, NY
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
1986The Port Authority of  New York and New Jersey 
1 World Trade Center, New York, NY
1986Cafe Americano (Solo Exhibition), New York, NY
1985Jain Gallery, 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
1971

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