2007          M.F.A., Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2005          B.F.A., Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2000          B.A., European History, The Ohio State University, Columbus

Solo Exhibitions
            Aaron Delehanty, MDW Fair-fall, {fill in the blank} Gallery, Geolofts, Chicago, IL
2010            Visible City/Map Room, {fill in the blank} Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009            Visible City, Finestra Art Space, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL
2007            Vernissage, MFA Exhibition, Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
2006            Solo Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                    Contemporary Narratives, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005            Hot Spot, G2, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions
2016            Spotted Hyena Habitat Diorama, Hall of Asian Mammals, Field Museum, Chicago (Upcoming)
2015            Diormas on Neolithic Life, Cyrus Tang Hall of China , Field Museum, Chicago
2014            Guillain Barre Disease
2013            FLAT 14, Floor Length and Tux, Chicago, IL
2012            Triangulation, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
                    MDW Fair, Co-Prosperity Sphere booth, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
                    Object Petit Ahhh… Curated by Dayton Castleman, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Hinge Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011            US, Ben Russell, with the Co-Prosperity School, Chicago, IL
Park-Schreck Gallery, Chicago, IL
                    MDW Fair, Fill-in-the Blank Gallery and the Co-prosperity School, Geolofts, Chicago, IL
                    Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010            Flesh and Bone, Hyde Park Art Center & Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
                    Art Loop Open, Hard Rock Hotel, Chicago, IL
                    Invisible Cities, Work Studio, Chicago, IL
                    Migrations, Douglas Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
                    Territories, Version Fest 10 Group Show, curated by Dayton Castleman and Ed Marszewski, Zhou B.                     Center, Chicago, IL
                    VideoStore7.375x4x1, curated by Jeriah Hildwine, Chicago, IL
                    Faculty Show, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
                    Version Fest Silent Auction, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
                    50 Alderman/50 Artists, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL (traveling show)
2009            Bargain Basement, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL           
                   Textaporting the Gallery, curated event by Caro d'Offay, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008           Lumetype II, Caro d'Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL
                   Selections from New American Paintings, Pacific Edition 2007, juror Alma Ruiz- curator MOCA, LA, dba256                    Gallery, Pomona, CA
2007           Inchoate, curated by Jeanne Finley, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                   24th Annual Artist-Book Show, Print Making Loft, San Francisco, CA
2006           Marking the Spot, curator- Brett Reichman, SFAI Courtyard Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                   23rd Annual Artist-Book Show, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                   Book-Art, Artetica Gallery- (traveling show), Rome, Italy
2005           Arion Press Artist Book Show, Arion Press, San Francisco, CA
                   Mission Mural Project, Los Palmas Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
2004           The Stray Show, The General Store, Chicago, IL
                   Millennium Park Mural Project, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
2003           Celebration of Color, Benson Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
2002           Eight Annual Paint the Town Show, Benson Gallery, Fort Collins CO

Art Events, Performances, Social Experiments, etc.
2017          Loud Cow Alternative Art Space- hosting regular exhibtis in Spencerport NY (ongoing)
2012          Monster Movie Seminar 111, Hinge Gallery, Chicago, IL I curated the third installment of this multi-format                              performance and video to include a performance by Stephanie Burke and Jeriah Hildwine, and a video-game art                  piece by Bob Belote.
2011         Psychiatric Help IV, Happiness can be scary, right?- curated by Tricia van Eck, 6018 North, Chicago, IL
                 Psychiatric Help III, Happiness Project- curated by Tricia van Eck, MDW Fair, Geolofts, Chicago, IL
2010        The Co-Prosperity School,Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL (ongoing)
                        An Artist Run School co-produced with Ed Marszewski- Weekly meeting of active citizens of the Chicago Art                        World with the specific goal of informing, educating and advancing Chicago Art
                The Monster Movie Seminar, The Op Shop & Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
                        A multi-video event in celebration of Monsters. We watched movie clips, screamed, laughed and yelled-                         the 2 hour event was the product of my Artist Residency at Lill Street.
2009        Psychiatric Help II, Spoke, Chicago, IL
                        More terrible advice given.
                Psychiatric Help!, Version>09:immodest proposals-NFO XPO, Benton House, Chicago, IL
                       I built and stationed the Peanut cartoon's character Lucy Van Pelt's 'Psychiatric Help 5 cents' booth.                                         It provided an ideal situation for the distribution of some awfully horrible (thereby awesome)
                       psychiatric advive.

Selected Recognition
2016 TEDx:Flower City speaker,titled talk- Dioramas: Part Art, Part Science
2014 Launch Residency panel member
, panel member on alternative educations for artists, Chicago Artist Coalition
2010 Chicago Art Dealers Association Choice Award, Packer Schoph Gallery, Art Loop Open, Chicago, IL
Painting and Drawing Artist in Residence, Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
New American Paintings Open Studios 2007 Winning Pacific Coast Competitor, Juror Alma Ruiz- Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles  
Recent Media Coverage
            Post Magazine- UPCOMING
            Hailey Reissman, "Gallery: The art and science of museum dioramas",, July 2017
            Rebecca Rafferty - "2 Loud Cows turns an acre and a barn into a DIY space", City Newspaper, November 2017
           WXXI PBS- Arts in Focus, "RMSC Diorama", September 2017
           Susan Trien, "Rochester in 1838: RMSC diorama restored", Democrat and Chronicle, June 2017
            TEDx Innovations, "The (not so) lost art of museum dioramas", Hailey Reissman
            TEDx Flower City 2016 speaker, "Dioramas: Part Art, Part Science",
9 minutes 53 seconds
            The Brain Scoop, "Painting the Diorama", interview, 7 minutes 13 seconds                       
            Greg Mercer, “Scaling Down”, documentary, 11 minutes 52 seconds
             Steve Johnson, Unfrozen in time: New life, and crowdfunding, for dioramas at Field Museum, Chicago Tribune, 6                 19, 2015
            Whet Moser, The Field Museum Campaigns to Save the (Taxidermied) Hyenas, Chicago Magazine, June 2015
            Jeriah Hildwine, Abstract Painting: the turd that won’t flush? Bad-at-Sports, February 4, 2013
            Micah Sickel, Aaron Delehanty- the devil is in the details, The Art Collecting Corner, June, 2012
          Lauren Weinberg, Time Out Chicago profiles Alderman Exhibitions, Hinge Gallery and the Mission, Time Out Chicago,                January 25, 2012
            Mia DiMeo, Unhinged, ArtSlant, January, 2012
            Nicolette Caldwell, Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part II, an interview with Tricia Van Eck,                Sixty Inches From Center, November, 14, 2011
            Phone Book 3, threewalls press, Autumn 2011
            Logan Square Literary Review, Featured Artist,September 21 Issue VIII
            Ania Szremski, Getting Schooled, Fnews Magazine, August 31, 2011
           decomP Magazine, featured artist, April, 2011
            Knee Jerk Magazine, Volume One, January, 2011
            Paul Klein, Art Letter, September, 24, 2010
            Ariel Raddock Interview with Aaron Delehanty, July, 2010
            Jeriah Hildwine, Monday Morning Quarterback, Art Talk Chicago, July 9 and 10, 2010

            Stephanie Burke, Top 5 weekend picks! (7/9-7/11),, July 8, 2010
            Chicago Reader, Volume 39-#42, pg. 65-66, July 8th, 2010
            Tom Lynch, Monster Love, New City, February 2010                                                                          
            Stephanie Burke, Biggest top 5 you've ever seen,, February 10, 2010
            Proximity Magazine, Issue #5, Studios, pgs. 120-121
            Daniel Tucker- Consider the city, Chicago Journal, May 20, 2009,
            Monica Westin- Recommended: Aaron Delehanty/Finestra Art Space, Newcity-StreetSmart Chicago, May 14, 2009,
            Lauri Apple- Aaron Delehanty's Visible City,, May 2009,
            Abraham Ritchie- Chicago's Alternative, Newcity-Street Smart Chicago, April 30 2009,                           ’s-alternative/
            Meg Onil- NFO XPO Recap, Bad at, May, 2009
            Lauri Apple, Recession Biting Artists in the (Canv)Ass,, 2009                             
            Lauri Apple, An Interview with Aaron Delehanty,, 2008                                                           
            New American Paintings No. 73, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2007



Teaching Experience

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, October, 2015
Visiting Artist, Ryan Peter Miller’s Drawing 1

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November, 2015
Visiting Artist, Peggy McNamara’s Scientific Illustration class

Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL, 2010-2013
School Discussion Leader

Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, 2010-2011
Adjunct Faculty
-Drawing with Color-
-Materials and Techniques of Painting-

{fill-in-the-blank} Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009-11
Painting Instructor

Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2009-10
Teaching Artist in Resident

Caro d'Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008-09
Painting Instructor

The Galaxie, Chicago, IL, 2007
Oil Painting Instructor

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2007
Graduate Assistant

Relevant Work Experience in Studio Arts
Walking Stick Studio, Chicago, IL, 20014-present
Fabrication Studio

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 2009-present
Replications Shop