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Michael Delia (USA b.1963) is an artist/musician whose work spans a wide range of disciplines and media. His work has encompassed paintings, sculpture, installations, and sound art as well as music performances. 

He is currently based in New Jersey and Prague, CZ. Delia received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College in 1985 and after moving to NYC in 1987 he received an MFA degree in Sculpture from the School of Visual arts.

Following graduate studies Delia continued to live and work in New York creating sculpture from found objects which were inspired by minimalism and african art. This period coincided with an interest in the downtown new music/improv scene happening at the Knitting Factory and in concert series' at the Alternative museum, Roulette, and Experimental Intermedia. This led to early experiments in sound using homemade percussion and african kalimba's(Thumb Piano's).

 Sound was introduced as an element into his sculptural installations and found object sculptures resulting in homemade musical instruments and objects. In 1992 he traveled to Czechoslovakia where he participated in the first Hermit symposium in Plasy. Here he began artistic and musical collaborations with Czech artists and musicians which continue to the present time. Recent activities being his participation in the interactive sound and light exhibitions "Orbis Pictus" and "Play" which have traveled from Prague throughout Czech Republic,

Europe, Canada and New York. Currently "Play" is being presented at Malostranske Besede in Prague throughout 2013.

Michael Delia has performed and collaborated with artists/ musicians: Anna Homler, Jaroslav and Michal Koran,(Orloj Snivcu), Martin Janicek, Tomas Zizka, Anges Kutas (Mamapapa), Ondrej Smejkal. Petr Nikl, Milos Vojtechovsky, Tomas Ondrusek, Martin Alacam, Hearn Gadbois, Jennifer de Felice, Angelica Castello, Antonio della Marina, Al Margolis, Phill Niblock, Paul Panhueysen, Katherine Liberovskaya, Sofia Bustorff, Slede Zive Slede, Jozef Czeres, Zsolt Sorres, Irena and Vojtech Havlovi, the poet Gloria, and choreographers Sally Gross, Carol Brown, Gaby Glinz, and Lucienne Vidah.

He has presented his art and music at various American and European venues, including Experimental Intermedia, The Knitting Factory, Exit Art, The Czech Center in New York, Stighting Logos in Gent, Belgium, Het Apollohuis in Eindhoven, Holland, Hermit symposium in Plasy, Czech Republic, Sound Off exhibition and The Rosenberg Museum in Samorin, Slovakia, Galerie Manes,Galerie Skolska, and Rudolfinum in Prague,CR. Dum Umeni in Brno and Opava, CR. Kép-Ze-Let in Tatabánya, HU., Stazione di Topolo and Arte Sella,  Italy and Mamu Galerie in Budapest, Hungary.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Flotations, Sussux County College, Newton, NJ

2010 Podraty, Galerie Skolska28, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 Glimpses, with Stephen Smith, 220 gallery, New York, NY
2007 Still/Moving, with Sofia v Bustorff, CCNOA Brussels, Belgium
2003 PSSST with Sofia v Bustorff, Mittemai festival, Praterstrasse 13, Wien, Austria
2000 Tramstop, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Sound Passages, Townhall Gallery, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
1997 Recyclephonic Musings, Galerie Kastrich, Mainz, Germany
1996 Struck and Plucked, Galerie Behemot, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 Air Notes, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Holland
A Poormans Galaxy, Knitting Factory, New York, NY
Cantata, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
1993 Recylephonic Scrapings, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Bicyclephonic Sounds and Structures, Stichting Catacomb, Amsterdam, Holland
Black Sound Drawings, Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Compounded Territories (with text by Lynn Crawford), Ridge Street Gallery, New York, NY

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