Cornelius Delaney was born in Melbourne Australia. When he was 16 he attended "Fish Custard", an exhibition of surrealist and dada art .
This profoundly influenced his ideas about what an artist could do.
“In 1974 my parents attended a series of neighbourhood meetings to discuss the UFO sightings that were apparently becoming more frequent at that time. I remember staring out my bedroom window at the stars in the night sky, kind of terrified about who was out there looking down on me, but also fascinated by the prospect of meeting them. My drawings from this time were filled with dinosaurs destroying villages and eating people. I think that worried my father.”
A passion for the absurd stayed with him and many years later he wrote a PhD document about the Carnivalesque.
Delaney has been painting for more than 30 years and has exhibited all over the world.
Today, he is based in France where he continues.
2018 Œuvres Récentes, Salle Jean Despas, St Tropez, France
Œuvres Récentes, L’Illustre Théâtre, 22 ave de la Gare du Midi, Pézenas, France
2017 Post Natural, Le Café du Peuple, Veynes, France
Zombie Apocalypse, Le Cure Cafè, Upaix, France
2015 Biennale d'art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
2014 Portrait Of The Artist As... Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK
In Conversation. Elizabeth Cowen University, Perth Australia
2013 Psychic Hairdo, 24HR Art Gallery, Darwin Australia
2011 Here &/Or There: Art From Northern Australia. Charles Darwin University
Here &/Or There: Art From Northern Australia. Jogja Gallery, Jogjakarta Indonesia
Quit Smoking In the Land of The Dual-Arsed Cow. Solo exhibition of recent paintings at Charles Darwin University
2010 The Profound Darkness of Its Heart, Next Art Gallery, Lismore NSW Australia
2009 Weruh Sadurang Wanara, Jatiwangi Art Factory, West Java, Indonesia
2008 A Visual Guide to Australian Values (The new Aussie cringe) Group exhibition at Next Art Gallery, Lismore NSW
Wit Works, Video installation at Next Art Gallery, Lismore NSW
Sydney Art Fair, October
Brisbane Art Fair, June
Melbourne Art Fair, May
2007 A Farewell to Meat, Solo exhibition of paintings, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
Disturbance, At The Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown, NSW
Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
2006 Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists' Book Award, Lismore NSW (First prize)
Shades Of White, Group exhibition of paintings – Next Art Gallery, Lismore NSW
Bad Town, Solo exhibition of paintings – Next Art Gallery, Lismore NSW
2005 Next in Byron, Group exhibition of drawings – Next Art Gallery, Byron Bay NSW
2004 The King of Australia, Solo exhibition of sculptural work – Norco Art Space, Lismore NSW
2003 Liminosity, Honours graduation exhibition. SCU, Lismore NSW
2014 - Artist
2011-14 Studio Lecturer (Visual Arts) Charles Darwin University NT, Australia
2004-11 Studio Lecturer (Painting) Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW, Australia
Delaney, C. 2008. 'A Farewell To Meat: Rendering Ambivalence & Transgression', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW
2008 PhD, Southern Cross University Lismore NSW Australia
2003 Honours (First Class), Southern Cross University Lismore NSW Australia
2002 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Southern Cross University Lismore NSW Australia
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