Delaney Kate DeMott
Instructor, Contemporary Practices (2013). BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: Tyler School of Art, solo-show alumni weekend, Philadelphia, PA; Victory for Tyler Show, Philadelphia, PA; The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Salon of Troy, group show, Chicago, IL. Books/Publications: Confronting the Abject, SAIC Press, 2013; The Object of Distraction blog; Inside the Artist’s Studio interview, Making of the Show. Awards: Juror's Grand Prize, Victory for Tyler Show; William Merchant R. French Fellowship.
Experience at SAIC
I came to SAIC as a graduate student in the Fiber and Material Studies department in 2011 and never left! SAIC helps me to foster a community that supports my practice through critical feedback, show and residency opportunities, inspiring dialogue, guest artists, administrators, philosophers, makers and researchers from all over the world, and incredible students. I feel so fortunate to be an alumna of SAIC and to be teaching for this innovative and inspiring institution.
Engaging in the playful periphery of the imagined, I reinterpret self-constructed identity through layered stages of digital and sculptural representation. I am propelled by my incessant curiosity to entertain irrational, profane, and humorous impulses from within my imagination. I yield to the conceptual and material tease that this contrived world demands, and in doing so I pursue the discovery of new territories in identity, character, and sexuality.
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