Delano Dunn was born in Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from Pratt Institute and his MFA from The School of Visual Arts. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, among other cities. In 2017 Dunn received the Sustainable Arts Foundation Individual Artist's Grant. He was the 2016 recipient of the College Art Association’s Visual Arts Graduate Fellowship. Group exhibitions include The Wassaic Project, ArtSpace in New Haven, Spring/Break Art Show, Project for Empty Space, PULSE New York, The Delaware Contemporary, and more. Dunn has been featured in The New York Times, VICE Media’s The Creators Project, and Hyperallergic, amongst others. Other awards include the Delaware Contemporary’s Curator’s Choice Award, and SVA’s Edward Zutrau Memorial Award and Alumni Thesis Scholarship Award. Residencies include The Wassaic Summer Artist Residency, Project for Empty Space in Newark, NJ, and SPACE at Ryder Farm. He is represented by Lesley Heller Gallery in New York, and is a Teaching Fellow at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.
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