These are some of the things I think about and they bear upon what I make :

time, the body, the mass, injustice, culpability, capitalism, eating, production, language, newness, desire, news, animals, sex, the weather, the body, outer space, pyramids, epiphany, how my tax dollars are spent on weapons and war and how i’m going to stop paying them but don’t, shitting, collective good, surveillance, time, consumption, alienation, violence, nothingness, gibberish, mediation, representation, decay, sex, resistance, duty, makeup, consumption, pyramid schemes, decoration, hunger, theater, time as a loop, life as a waking dream or nightmare.


2001  Master of Fine Art, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1991  Bachelor of Arts, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas


2005  New York State Council on the Arts Grant
2000  College Art Association – Geraldine Dodge Fellow

Selected Exhibitions

2023  John Delk : Land’s End
ADS Warehouse, Newburgh, NY
2013  John Delk : Swing
Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012  House Beautiful
curated by Jane O’Neill, Los Angeles, CA
2010  American Demonic
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
2009  John Delk : Stream
Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008  It’s About Time
Repetti Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007  Id Is
Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2006  John Delk : Suspension of Disbelief
Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005  Go Figure
JET Artworks, Washington, DC
2004  Spit & Duct Tape
The Tank, New York, NY
2003  Recession 2003 
Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
2002  Dig Video
Artists Space, New York, NY
2001  Multiples
NFA Space, Chicago, IL
2000  Counter Productive Industries
1926 Halstead, Chicago, IL
1999  Art in Queery
Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
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