Delaney Kate DeMott
BFA, 2004, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; MFA, 2013, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions: K[n?][no?u]W You, McClean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL; Modi ~ Operandi, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL; Audience Architects, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL; Quasi-Choreography, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL; Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Books/Publications/Lectures: Comfort Station Lecture, Chicago IL. Multi-Faceted Collaborations, Audience Architects by Sid Smith; Is a Work of Art Ever Really Finished? Audience Architects and Dance: A Moving Canvas by Sid Smith. Awards/Residencies: HATCH Resident Artist, Chicago Artists Coalition. 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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