021
2019
NEON ART
PANELS 4
2018
COLOR
BLOCK
2017
NEON ART
PANELS 3
2015
NEON ART
PANELS 2

2015
NEON ART
PANELS 1
2011
CANVAS
SERIES
1986
WINDOW
SERIES
RESUME /
CONTACT
O'Delle Abney Studio
179 East Third Street, Apt. 16 New York, NY 10009
Phone: 646-539-9622
Email: oabney@worldfineart.com


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 30 - Aug 03, 2019NOHO | M55 Gallery - 5th Annual WFA Exhibition -  Group Show, Chelsea , NY
Jan 09 - Feb 03, 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 01 - 05, 2017 NOHO | M55 Gallery - 3rd Annual WFA Exhibition - Group Show, Chelsea , NY
Jun 14 - 19, 2016PHOENIX GALLERY- 2nd Annual WFA Exhibition  - Group Show, Chelsea, NY
Jul 07 - 12, 2015PHOENIX GALLERY - 1st Annual WFA Exhibition - Group Show, Chelsea, NY
Jan 20 - Feb 13, 2015PELAIDES 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 Fund raiser Benefit - guest artist - New York, NY
Jul 20 - 27, 2013SPACEWOMG GALLERY - Transformation - Group Exhibition - New York, NY
Sep 01 - 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 GALLERY - World Fine Art Group
Jan 02 - 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
1986Solo - CAFE AMERICANO (Solo Exhibition), New York, NY
1985JAIN GALLERY, New York, NY
1976UNIVERSITY GALLERY , Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
BIENTENNIAL EXHIBITION, Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1975Group - FACULTY SHOW, Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Group - WESTMORELAND COUNTY MUSEUM, Greemsburg, PA
Group - CULTURAL CENTER, Penn State University, Pittsburgh, PA

Jan 1974Solo - KING | PITCHER GALLERY, Pittsburgh, PA
Group - The Second World Black & African Festival of Art
University Museum - Philadelphia, PA
Dec 1973Group - King Pitcher Gallery - Pittsburgh, PA
Poster, Prints & Presents Exhibition
1973Group - THIRD ANNUAL BLACK ARTISTS EXHIBIT, Selma Burke Art Center,
Pittsburgh, PA
1972

Group - CONTEMPORARY PAINTERS SHOW, Schneider Gallery, Rome, Italy
Group - Arts & Crafts Center - rotating exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Group - Schnieder Gallery -  Rome, Italy (Spanish Steps)
Group - American Embassy - Tyler School of Art Exhibition, Rome, Italy
1971
Solo - PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE GALLERY, Pittsburgh, PA
TV Interview - Life Style - Channel 13, Half hour interview, Pittsburgh, PA
1970Solo - POINT PARK COLLEGE GALLERY, Pittsburgh, PA
Group - 16 Black Artists Exhibition Tour - Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
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
Aug 1974MFA - Carnegie-Mellon University 
May 1973BFA - Carnegie-Mellon University 
Sep 1971 - Jun 1972Junior Year - Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy 
Nov 1965 - Feb 1969Illustrator - United States Air Force
Jun 1964 - Nov 1965Certificate - Ivy School of Professional Art, Pittsburgh, PA 
1960 - 1964Rankin High School
HONORS AND AWARDS (Partial Listing)
Sep 1973 - May 1974 Heinz Scholastic Award  $1,000
Need Grant $250
Sep 1972 - May 1973Carnegie-Mellon University, P&S Dept. $500
Eductional Opportunity Grant $500
Need $300
Educational Opportunity Grant, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972
Scholarship, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969 - 1971