University of Delaware, Master of Fine Arts, 2017
Minnesota State University - Mankato, Master of Arts, 2015
Minnesota State University - Mankato, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2013
Residencies & Artist Lectures
2017 Studio residency, New York Mills Cultural Center, Minnesota
2020 anywhere but Here, paintings to make you feel a little less alone
The 410 Project, Mankato, MN
Fourth International Art Exhibition and Festival, Adugyama, Ghana
2019 Artist of the Month, River Rock Coffee Shop, St. Peter, MN
Artist of the Month, St. Peter Food Co-op and Deli, St. Peter, MN
Featured Artist, North Mankato Taylor Library, North Mankato, MN
2018 Featured Up and Coming Artist, GSR Fine Arts Festival, Mankato, MN
and then, Mildred, Waseca Arts Center, Waseca, MN
2017 before then but at This moment, Oglesby Union Art Center,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
“&”, The 2017 University of Delaware Master of Fine Arts Thesis
Exhibition, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
Humanifold, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
2016 MFA Delaware Showcase, SOUP Experimental Gallery,
MAMFAD-X, Metropolitan Gallery 250, Philadelphia, PA
Propositions in Painting, Recitation Hall Gallery, Newark, DE
2015 Hatch, Studio Arts Building at the University of Delaware,
Artist of the Month, Grounded Specialty Coffee La Crosse, WI
Artist of the Month, North Mankato Library North Mankato, MN
Dance Mankato Studios Mankato, MN
Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition: Polygonal Provocateur, Centennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2014 November - January 2015 Artist of the Month
Common Ground Gallery, La Crosse, WI
Decay, Juried Art Exhibition, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Artist of the Month, Dance Mankato Studios, Mankato,MN
2013 Blub. Blub. Blub., South Central College Gallery,Mankato, MN
Juried Art Exhibition, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Epilogue: Senior Exhibit, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Artist of the Month, Barriques Coffee House, Middleton, WI
Private residence garage door mural, St. Peter, MN
Mom & Pop’s Ice Cream Shop mural, Mankato, MN
OmniMatter Pop-Up Shows
Art comes in different shapes, sizes, forms, and ideas. Art can be viewed in different spaces, lights, and trajectories. Art is viewed everywhere at any time! Why keep it in traditional galleries? As an artist, it is challenging to get your work out in the world to be seen, to be contemplated, to be loved, to be bought. OmniMatter is providing the platform for any and all artists who want to show their work but don’t know where or how. We are a grassroots art movement to do exactly that: move art! If you want to be seen, we want to shine the spotlight on you, if you want to be heard, we will hold the mic. OmniMatter will set the stage for you and your work to be featured. Once a month, the pop-up show will be in a different space somewhere in the Mankato community. A park, a garage, a local business seeking foot traffic, maybe even a barn! Each event is a one-time-only event in regards to time and place. Every month’s shows will include different artists at different locations.
Co-created with Bailey Chick
(U-NAN-ON-Y-MOUS) Is a framework for creation based on the idea that a group of like-minded individuals can collaborate and exchange, near and far. That, perhaps, a group of friends might each have a friend who, through the degrees of separation, knows someone whose contributions may complement the ideas created by that core group. And, via the process of exchange, this largely anonymous, but unanimous group, generates a language and brings to fruition something greater.
MAMFAD-X, 2016, Metro Gallery 250, Philadelphia, PA
On Hold, 2020, e-book
Publications & Interviews
Mankato Magazine. Familiar Faces, 2020. Print.
Unanonymous Project. On Hold. 2020. Web.
KMSU.org. Live from the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 2019. Radio.
Plebeian Deli. An Interview With Abby Daleki, 2019. Web.
Vlas, Adelina. &. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2017. Print.
Life Raft Zine. Process. Newark, DE., 2016. Print.
Grants / Awards
January 2016 $1,000 Unidel Co-curricular Programming Grant to facilitate a workshop for
UD students during the 2016 Winter Session.
Workshop entitled “Create and Connect Your Community”