Delano Dunn was born in Los Angeles, California, and currently lives and works in New York City. Through painting, mixed media, and collage, Dunn explores questions of racial identity and perception through various contexts, ranging from the personal to the political, and drawing from his experience growing up in South Central L.A. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, among others. In 2017 he was nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship and received the Sustainable Arts Foundation Individual Artist's Grant. He was the 2016 recipient of the College Art Association’s Visual Arts Graduate Fellowship. Group exhibitions include The Wassaic Project, ArtSpace in New Haven, Spring/Break Art Show, Project for Empty Space, PULSE New York, The Delaware Contemporary, La Bodega Gallery, and more. Dunn's work has been featured in VICE Media’s The Creators Project, PrintbyPrint, Artbean, and Black Artist News. Other awards include the Delaware Contemporary’s Curator’s Choice Award, and SVA’s Edward Zutrau Memorial Award and Alumni Thesis Scholarship Award. Currently, Dunn is the Artist in Residence at Project for Empty Space Gallery in Newark, NJ, where a solo exhibition of his work will open in early June 2018, with a second solo show simultaneously running at Long Gallery Harlem. He recently completed a residency at The Wassaic Artist Residency, and will be an artist in resident at SPACE at Ryder Farm in summer 2018. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.