“Robert Delaney’s aerial flights of beauty are the result of a lifelong interest in making sculptural work that moves, and that at heart carries the sensibility of a particular object interpreted through abstraction into a conflation of planes and volumes.”

                                    --Colorado Abstract/Paintings and Sculpture, Michael Paglia and Mary Chandler, (Fresco Fine Art, Albuquerque, 2009.)

Major Commissions:


Cosmo”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture for Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA.


“Bright Idea”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture in honor of Dr. Vincent Fulginiti; Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and the Humanities,

University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO.


“Big Dialogue 1”, monumental aluminum and steel outdoor sculpture,Woodward-Hall residence, Denver, CO.  


“Point”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture, Monroe Point, Denver, CO.

"Forward”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture in honor of Joan Sapiro, Jewish Family Services Building, Denver, CO

“Circle Beats the Square”, monumental acrylic and aluminum suspension sculpture, Buckingham Companies, Indianapolis, IN.  


“Luna“, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture, Garth residence, Beaumont, TX.


“Giddy-Up”, monumental aluminum and steel outdoor sculpture, Zeitgeist Gallery, Denver, CO.



“Red Pheasant”, New Frontier Bank (now Kaiser Permanente), monumental aluminum suspension sculpture, Greeley, CO.  

“Il Rosso Grande”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture, Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.


“Silver Cloud”, monumental aluminum suspension sculpture, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck, Denver, CO.  

Selected Collections:

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO: “Phoenix” (2015); Ron and Una Brasch Collection.

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver, CO: “Dialogue 3” (2011); “Bad Kitty” (2011);      and “Fraternal Twin: Sharon” (2015).

Tam and Tom Keihnhoff, Houston, TX: “Untitled” (2006).

Merle Chambers and Hugh Grant, Denver, CO: study for “Silver Cloud” (2004).

James Gallegos, Madison, WI: “Argento Grande” (2002)

Selected Publications:

“Silver Cloud”; “Il Rosso Grande”; “Giddy-Up” and “Deer” pictured and

discussed in Colorado/Abstract, by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler, 2009.

“Deer” pictured and discussed in American Contemporary Art, fall issue, 2008.

“Il Rosso Grande” is pictured and discussed, Art & Auction, July issue, 2007.

“Il Rosso Grande” is pictured and discussed, Southwest Art, October issue, 2006.

“Untitled” is mobile pictured and discussed, Metropolitan Home, fall issue, 2001.

Selected Exhibitions:

William Havu Gallery, solo, 2018.

Steamboat Springs Art Center with Fred Hodder, 2016.

William Havu Gallery, solo, 2015

William Havu Gallery, group, (“Abstraction”), 2011.

Ice Cube Gallery, group, (“Side by Side”), 2011.

William Havu Gallery, solo, 2010.

T Gallery, solo, 2009.

Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, group, (“Colorado Abstract”), 2009.

Walker Fine Art, solo, 2008.

David Floria Gallery, group (“Gallery Artists”), 2006

Judish Fine Art, solo, 2002.


University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CO, 1979-1981; BA, sculpture

University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 1976-1979.  

Western State College (now Western State Colorado University), Gunnison, CO, 1971-1972


I believe that art should be contemporary and thus reflect the times in which we live.  At the same time, I believe that art should refer to history, specifically the history of modernism.  Though many artists today are interested in doing narrative work, I am not and am instead interested simply in conveying the idea of beauty. That’s why I create objects characterized by their strong colors, formal grace and delicate movements.       


Robert F. Delaney


email: robertdelaneyarts@msn.com