L O U I S  D E L S A R T E 

CHRONOLOGY

Education

 • C.F.A., Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY., 1986

 • M.F.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona., 1977

 • B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1967

• Fellowship., Hans Hoffman School of Art, Provincetown, MA., 1962

  Fellowship, Life Drawing, New York University, New York New York, 1961-62

  Basic Drawing, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1954-1956

 

Experience

• Assistant Professor, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (2008-Present)

• Adjunct Professor, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (2003-2008)

• Assistant Professor, Tenured, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia (1992-2002)

• Adjunct Professor, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia (1992-1994, 2003-2005)

• Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle, New York, New NY (1988-1992)

• Miami-Dade College, Governor’s Program, Miami, FL (1987-1988)

• Associate Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (1985-1986)

• Assistant Professor, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1983-1985)

•-Assistant Museum Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (1977-1982)

• Associate Professor, Pima College, Tucson, AZ (1971-1977)

• Instructor, University of Arizona, Tucson, (1974-1976)

Selected Commissions

•Tribute to Denzel Washington| August Wilson’s FENCES, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

• Tribute to Quincy Jones, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (2014)

• Tribute to Dr. Walter Young, 80th Birthday Salute, (2013)

• Salute to Freddy Cole, WCLK   91.9FM, Atlanta, GA (2011)

• Tribute to Andrew Young’s 80th Birthday, The Andrew Young Foundation (2010)

• Mural- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mural on Auburn Ave, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 2009-2010

• Mural- New Hope Visions, Southwest Arts Center, mural 26ft x 8 ft. Atlanta, GA (2007)

• Mural- Spirit of Harlem-North Fork Bank, 100ft mural West 125 New York, NY (2005).

• Mural- 4th Ward Murals (4 -5’x7’) - Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA (2005)

• Mural- Dr. Calvin Butts, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem, New York (2007)

• U.S. Postage Stamp Selvage: Released by United States Postal Services, To Form A More Union (2005).

• Lithography: The Light, Faculty Resource Network, New York University, New York, NY(2005)

• Mural Transitions: New York Transit Authority, New York, N.Y., (2001)

• Mural Transitions (Glass Tiles): Church Avenue Subway Station Mosaics, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, N.Y., (2000)

• Baseball Murals: Major League Baseball All Star Games, Turner Stadium, Atlanta G.A., (2000).

• Painting: The Spirit of Unity-New York University, New York, N.Y., [24" x 36" painting] (1999).

• Mural: The Herndon Legacy-Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, G.A., [ 9' x 5'] 1999

• Panels: Rhythms of the Waves-City Hall East, Atlanta, GA., [12 panels, 4' x 5' each, acrylic/pastels] 1998

• Gallery of Greats, Twelve Independent Filmmakers , Miller Brewing Co, Milwaukee, WI 1991

• Lithography, No Place Like Home, Joseph E. Seagram’s & Son for National Urban League, New York New York 1990

Selected - Artist in Residencies

• Studio with Master Printmaker Curlee Holton, Easton, PA (2018), Hammonds House Museum

• 30th Anniversary Artist -In- Residence, Atlanta, GA (2018) `

• Faculty Resource Network, NYU, New York, NY (2012-2018) (1997-2010)-Visiting Scholar

• Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA (2011, 2014, 2018)-Research & Experimental Lithography

• STUDIOPLEX on Auburn, King Community Mural Project, Atlanta, GA (2009-2010)125ft mural

• Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop- New York, NY (1997-2000)-Lithography/ Etching

• Metropolitan Museum of Art, Italian Expressionist Veronese Study, FRN, NYU (2002)

• Tiffany & Co. New York NY, Artist- Designer. (1982-1984),

• Howard University, Washington, DC (1980-81) Paintings and Drawings

• Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (1978-79) Paintings and Drawings

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Louis Delsarte: Spirit Conjurer, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Durham, NC

2018 Passion & Poetry-The Art of Louis Delsarte, September Gray Fine Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2016 A Life in Color, The Art of Louis Delsarte, Southwest Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta,

2013 The Art of Louis Delsarte, DPS Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Spirits Chasing Rainbows, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta GA

2010 Spirits Chasing Rainbows, Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

2006 Collaboration of Paintings & Poetry with Ntosake Shange, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

2005 Romantic Expression, Kansas African American Museum of Art, Wichita, KS

2005 To Form a More Perfect Union, King Chapel Art Gallery, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

2004 Louis Delsarte, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004 Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2003 Norman Parrish Gallery, Washington, DC

2003 Center Space, Woodruff Arts Center, NBAF Atlanta, GA

2003 Modern Primitive Galley, Atlanta, GA

2001 Curtis Lewis Gallery, Washington DC

2001 Dream Variations, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2001 Delsarte, Modern Primitive Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1998 Recent Works, Curtis Lewis Gallery, Washington, DC

1998 Reflections, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1993 Sensations, Dorsey Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1993 Revelations, Rockefeller Hall Gallery, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

1991 Louis Delsarte, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

1991 Gallery of Greats, Independent Black Filmmakers, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1991 Gallery of Greats, Independent Filmmakers, Schomburg Center of Black Research and Culture, New York, NY

1991 Gallery of Greats, Independent Black Filmmakers, Gallery at King  Center, Atlanta, GA

1991 Gallery of Greats, Independent Filmmakers ,Dallas African American Museum, Dallas, TX

1990 Between Heaven and Earth, NoHo Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

1990 Recent Works, Louis Delsarte, Cinque Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Sensual Surrealism, Spiral Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY

1989 Aspirations, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

1988 Forces of Rapture, Restoration Center of Arts and Culture, Brooklyn, New York

1987 Louis Delsarte, Paintings and Drawings, Manatee College, Bradenton, FL

1985 Las Olas Exhibition- Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1984 Louis Delsarte, International Monetary Fund Gallery, Washington, DC

1983 Louis Delsarte- New Works, National Urban League Gallery, New York, NY

1982 Parts of Dreams, Bodley Gallery, New York, NY

1982  Evans Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC

1981 Louis Delsarte, Ruth Hall Hodges Art Gallery, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA

1980 Louis Delsarte, Paintings & Drawings, Montage Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1980 Louis Delsarte, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1977 Louis Delsarte, Pima Fine Arts Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 National Conference of Artists, AC-BAW Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, NY

2018 Harlem Renaissance Revival, APEX Museum, Atlanta, GA

2018- 8th Annual Delsarte-MLK Mural Artists Exhibition, Buckhead Library Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2017 Alabama and Beyond: African American Educators and Their Selections from the Carnetta and Norm Davis Collection, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

2017 BAIA Fine Art Show, Buffalo Soldiers Museum of Art, Houston, Texas

2016 The Postman Collects, The Rapture of Kerry and C. Betty Davis, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2016 ART Basel, Visions of Our 44th President, Lyric Theatre Gallery, Black Archives History and   Research Foundation of South Florida, Miami, Florida

2015 Mystic Arts World 1967-1970, Coastline Art Gallery, Coastline Community College, Laguna Beach, CA

2015 In the Line of Duty, William C. Robinson Family Collection, Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

2015 Collector’s Legacy, Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection, Driskell Center, University of College Park, MD

2015 Traditions Redefined, Collection of Brenda & Larry Thompson, St. Louis Museum of Art. St. Louis, MI

2015 Delsarte’s King Mural Project Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Buckhead Library, Atlanta,

2015 Black Art in America Group Exhibition, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

2014 Collaborations, Dorsey Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Traditions Redefined, Collection of Brenda & Larry Thompson, Knoxville Museum, Knoxville, TN

2014 Selections from the David C. Driskell Collection, Mosely Gallery, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

2014 Ascending Yellow, Tribute to Richard Long, CAU Art Museum, Atlanta, GA

2014 African American Art from the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, Mosely Gallery

2014 The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Southern University and A & M College Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

2013 Traditions Redefined, Rice University Gallery of Art, Houston, TX 2012 44 Visions of our 44th President, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI

2012 Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

2012 Selections from the Permanent Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Successions: Prints by African American Artists, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, and College Park, MD (delete date)

2012 Second Anniversary –MLK Artists Exhibition, Defoor Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011 Traditions Redefined, Collection of Brenda and Larry Thompson, Georgia Museum, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2011 Georgia Museum of Art, Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (delete this line

2011 Romare Bearden- Response, Harvey B. Gantt Museum, Charlotte, NC 2006 National Black Arts Festival Collector's Guild -Woodruff Art Center, Centers pace, Atlanta, GA (Remove date behind Response)

2006 Successions: Prints from the Bob and Jean Steele Collection, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

2006 Paper Trail: Works on Paper by African American Artists -High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2005 Successions: Prints from the Bob and Jean Steele Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

2005- Louis Delsarte, Kathy Coleman Gallery, Houston, Texas

2004 African American Art, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2003 African American Artists -Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland, CA

2003 When the Spirit Moves, Anacostia Museum, Washington, DC

2001 Contemporary Romanticism - Philadelphia Museum of African American Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001 Merging of East and West - Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2000 When the Spirit Moves -Camille Love Cosby Museum, Spelman College, Atlanta GA

2000 Brandywine Workshop Collection -Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

2000 Artists from HBCU’s – Ruth Hall Hodges Gallery, Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA

2000 Homeward Bound, Nassau Community College Gallery, Long Island, New York

2000 National Black Arts Fair-Puck Building, New York, New York

2000 When the Spirit Moves, Anacostia Museum-Smithsonian Washington, DC

2000 Governor’s Gallery-State Capitol Building, Atlanta, GA

1999 Jazz- The Visual Translation, Kansas City Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

1999 Tribute to Martin Luther King, African American Museum of New Orleans, NOLA

1999 When the Spirit Moves- National Afro-American Museum, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH

1999 Artists in the City, New York University, Cinque Gallery, New York, NY

1999 NCA Group Exhibition, Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit, MI

1999 Black Artists of the 20th Century, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY

1999 NCA- Artists Group, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

1998 Rhythm of the Waves with John Riddle, City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1997 25 years of American Printmaking, Brandywine Workshop Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996 Atlanta Artists, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

1994 Art in the Service of the Lord, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY

1993 The Black Family, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1992 African Icons- A-Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1991  Schomburg Center of Black Research and Culture, New York, NY

1990 Bob Blackburn Printmaking Fellowship Exhibition, Traveling Exhibition, New York, NY

1990 Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

1990 The Black Family, Group Exhibition, Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee, WI

1989 Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1989 PepsiCo Art Gallery, Purchase, NY

1985 27th Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Hart Memorial Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1985 National Conference of Artists, Dakar, Senegal, West Africa

1983 New World Festival of African Diaspora, Suriname, South America

1980 NCA Group Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA

1978 Art Consortium Tanner Art Gallery, New York, NY

1978 Ten Worlds Of Louis Delsarte, University of Arizona Gallery of Art, Tucson, AZ

1978 Painter’s Gallery, Sante Fe, NM

Selected Public Collections

NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

National Gallery of Art, Bermuda, WI

Harvard University Museum of Art, Cambridge, MA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Carlos Museum- Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

University of Alabama –Paul Jones Collection, Tuscaloosa, AL

 Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Robert Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA

Tubman Museum, Macon, GA

Morehouse College Permanent Collection, Atlanta, GA

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

Camille O. Cosby Museum, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Chicago O'Hare Airport – Chicago, Ill

Colgate-Palmolive Company – New York, NY

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art- Fort Lauderdale, FLA

Munson Williams Proctor Museum, Utica, NY

Morris Brown College, Permanent Collection, Atlanta, GA

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY

Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 Joseph Seagram’s & Sons, Inc., New York, NY

 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, LA

 Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

 University of Delaware, Paul R. Jones Collection, Wilmington, DE

 Brenda and Larry Thompson Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection, Atlanta, GA

 Drs. Herbert and Darlene Collection, Atlanta, GA

Selected Publications

2018 Louis Delsarte: Spirit Conjurer, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Durham, NC

2017 Poetry in Motion, Alice Quinn, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, New York

2017 The Postman Collects, Clark Atlanta University Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2015 Visions of the 44th President, Peter Kaplan, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Collector’s Legacy, Selections from the Sandra and Lloyd Baccus Collection, Driskell C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

2014 Metropolitan Transit Authority, Art and Design, Sandra Bloodworth, Monacelli Press, New York, NY

2014 Below the Surface, Ethnic Echo’s in America's Modern and Contemporary Art, Dr. Peggy Blood and Dr. Lee Ransaw, Kendal Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa

2012 Channel 69 - Louis Delsarte- Documentary-  Lakeisha Lancelin, Producer – Interview

2011 Black Art in America, Spirits Chasing Rainbows, Hammonds House Museum, Kevin Sipp

2010 Video of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mural, Various, U-Tube

2008 Studios & Workspaces of Black American Artists, Dennis Forbes, Cavanagh Press, Burke, VA

2006 International Review of African American Art, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

2006   Parish Gallery:15 Years Parish Gallery 1991 to 2006, Donna Jackson ([Washington, D.C.]: Parish Gallery

2005 Thirty Years of Printmaking, Brandywine Workshop, Halima Taha, Philadelphia, PA

2004 Contemporary African American Printmakers, Dennis Forbes, Cavanaugh Press, Burke, VA

2004 The African American Experience in Cyberspace, Gerald McWhorter, Pluto Press, Sterling, VA

2003-African American History and Culture on the Web: A Guide to the very best sites, Abdul Alkalimat; Elaine Westbrooks. Wilmington Del: Scholarly Resource; London,  Eurospan

2002-Contemporary Black Biography, Profiles from the International Black Community, Ashyia Henderson, Farmington Hill, MI, Gale Press

2002- Successions” Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection Childs, Adrienne L.; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Art Gallery.

2001 Ebony Soliloquy- A Five Year Retrospective, Samella Lewis, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2001 Dream Variations, Eloise Johnson, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2001 Artist Portrait Series, Images of Contemporary Artists, Fern Logan, (2001), Southern Illinois Press

1999 Collecting African American Art Works on Canvas & Paper, Halima Taha, Crown Publishers, New York, NY

1998 20th Century Afro-American Art, Hampton University Art Gallery, Hampton, VA

1998 International Review of African American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1993 Twenty-Five Years of African American Art – Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1991- Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1990 African American Art and Artists, Samella Lewis, University of California Press, Berkley, CA

1989 African American Art, 1880-1980, Samella Lewis, Los Angeles, CA

1988 Color Lines, Color Lines Foundation, Milwaukee, WI

1987 Louis Delsarte, Paintings & Drawings, Cal Davis, Miami, FL

1987 Louis Delsarte, Paintings and Drawings, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami, FL

1983 New Visions, Paintings and Drawings by Louis Delsarte, Gallery 62, New York, NY

1980 Louis Delsarte, Paintings and Drawings, Bodley Gallery, New York, NY

1971 A Dream of Music, Fred Glazer & Louis Delsarte, Mad River Press

 

 

 

Honors & Awards

2018 Hammonds House Museum -Celebrating 30 years of Excellence Artist-In -Residence

2016 Brandywine Printmaking Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Black Art in America, Royal Vanguard, Artist of Distinction

2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show, National Black Arts Festival, Artist of the Year

2010 O.T. Hammonds, Phantom of the Art World Service Award

1997 Mayor’s Award, George Ohr Museum, Biloxi, MS

1985-89Purchase Award, Atlanta Life Insurance, Atlanta, GA

1985 Otto M. Burkett Memorial Trust Award, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1984 Purchase Award-Miami Herald Kurumba Arts Festival, Miami, FL