curriculum vitae


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

2023 Studio Artist Residency, Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

2020 Virtual Artist Talk, Westinghouse Arts Academy, PA

2019 Artist Lecture, Art Show Juror, and Belly Dance Workshop 

Cottey College, Nevada, MO

   Fly Fusion Belly Dance Workshop

Tribal Bellies Dance Studio, Huntingdon Valley, PA

2017       Studio residency, New York Mills Cultural Center, Minnesota



Solo and two-person* Exhibitions

2024   abeyance, Clear Lake Art Center, Clear Lake, IA

2023   Inner/Outer - a Faculty Exhibition*, PEO Gallery, Cottey College, Nevada, MO

in hindsight, respectfully, Reading Room, Morris Library, 

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

reimagining the boundary of where the self ends, 

RACA Gallery, Mankato, MN

2022   Resisting Resistance - 300 Drawings, The Arts Center of St. Peter, MN

2020   anywhere but Here, paintings to make you feel a little less alone

The 410 Project, Mankato, MN

2019   Featured Artist, River Rock Coffee Shop, St. Peter, MN

Featured Artist, 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

2015   Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition: Polygonal Provocateur, 

Centennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Featured Artist, Grounded Specialty Coffee La Crosse, WI

Featured Artist, North Mankato Library North Mankato, MN

2014   Featured Artist, Common Ground Gallery, La Crosse, WI

  Featured Artist, Dance Mankato Studios, Mankato, MN

2013   Blub. Blub. Blub., South Central College Gallery, Mankato, MN

  Featured Artist, Barriques Coffee House, Middleton, WI

Group Exhibitions

2023   Thunderdomesticity: Damsels vs. Distress group show,

  No. 7 Center Gallery, Vermillion, SD

  Colorium, Online group exhibition

  May Group Show, Jones Gallery, Kansas City MO

      nice;01, group show at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

      Confluence, Kaw Point Park, Kansas City, MO

2022   Celebrating Color group show, 

 Rhode Island Watercolor Society virtual show

 Thank you, Peter: UD MFA Students and Alumni 

 Respond to the Work of Peter Williams

 The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

 Textures, Shapes, Patterns or Forms,

 Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 Abstract Expressions, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA

2021   Warmth of Autumn group show, Kansas City Stockyards Gallery, KCMO

  November Group Show, Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2020   Fourth International Art Exhibition and Festival, Adugyama, Ghana

2017   “&”, 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, Tallahassee, FL

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, Newark, DE

2014   Decay, Juried Art Exhibition, Conkling Gallery, 

     Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2013   Juried Art Exhibition, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, 

     Mankato, MN

     Epilogue: Senior Exhibit, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University,

     Mankato, MN


Public Art

Private residence garage mural, St. Peter, MN

Private residence garage door mural, North Mankato, MN

Private residence garage door mural, St. Peter, MN

Mom & Pop’s Ice Cream Shop mural, Mankato, MN

Special Projects

OmniMatter Pop-Up Shows

Mission Statement:

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

Mission Statement:

(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

Bold Journey Magazine. Meet Abby Daleki, 2023. Web.

Colorium Group Exhibition. Online Catalogue. 2023. Web.

CanvasRebel Magazine. Stories & Insights: Meet Abby Daleki, 2022. Web. Live from the Arts Center of Saint Peter: 

Artist Talk for Resisting Resistance: 300 Drawings, 2022. Radio.

VoyageKC Magazine. Hidden Gems: Local Businesses & Creatives, 2021. Web.

Mankato Magazine. Mankato Draws Featuring Doum Lizard Studio, 2021. Print.

Living Earth Center Earth Almanac. Local Artist Spotlight, 2021. Print.

Mankato Magazine. Familiar Faces, 2020. Print.

Unanonymous Project. On Hold. 2020. Web. 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

2023 Lillian Corley Faculty Development Fund Award, endowed fund, Cottey College

Academic Professional Development Fund Award, Cottey College

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”