Alyse Delaney (b. 1995) is a New Jersey-based installation artist.
Education: B.F.A. Visual Arts (Lens-Based), The College of New Jersey, 2017
2018 30 under 30, curated by Chrissie Iles, Group Exhibition, Viridian Artists, Chelsea, NY
(forthcoming) Santa Clara, Cuba, e4c Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
2017 That On Which We Are Standing, BFA Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ
Bumblin' Youngins, Group Exhibition, Torrance Shipman, Brooklyn, NY
On the Edge, Group Exhibition, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
Landmarks: Cuba, Group Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ
2016 4.10.1995, Solo Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ
Recollections, Solo Exhibition, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ
TrentonWorks Community Art Exhibit, Group Exhibition, TrentonWorks Gallery, Trenton, NJ
2015 Living History: Old Trenton - Past, Present, Future, Group Exhibition, TrentonWorks Gallery, Trenton, NJ
I am an image-based installation artist. My work interprets and re-imagines archives, collections, and databases to explore the roles images play in our contemporary visual culture. I am interested in the constructed world of images, and how networks of images function as identification systems. My works often function as self-portraits in which I explore my own position in the world, and how my self has been developed in conjunction with being imaged. As a result, my work is both personal and contextual. I often source imagery from family photo albums and video archives, but the installation setting makes the private public.
As a whole, my practice is rooted in research. I am heavily influenced by semiotic and psychoanalytic theories proposed by thinkers such as Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan, and Jean Baudrillard. At the moment, I am most interested in theories that explore the relationship between image and memory, particularly in the ways images can reflect, distort, and even at times create our memories.