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Artist Statement


I make art about the universal experiences of being human. My recent oil paintings are narrative expressions of the significant life journeys we are on, affixed with mythological and religious imagery through a contemporary schema. When interpreting my paintings, I want the viewer to consider occupying the worlds I have created with their own life events. The recognition that these are collective experiences which we all share in common gives meaning to our lives. Communicating them through visual language between artist and viewer is at the core of what I believe it means to be human. 



Jack Delaney is an artist from Houston, TX, currently focused in painting and printmaking. He has exhibited his work regionally and nationally, both in solo and group exhibitions across the United States. His solo exhibitions include Memory and Mythos (Marshall Visual Art Center, Marshall, TX) and Mythopictura (Third Space Gallery, Houston, TX). Recent juried exhibitions include Rosenzweig 2019 Juried Exhibition (Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR) and BAMSA Biannual Art Show (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Houston, TX). He has work in numerous private collections across the United States. Delaney obtained his BFA in Studio Art at Sam Houston State University and is currently working towards his MFA in Painting at the University of Houston.

Represented by Higham & Associates