I grew up in Southern California, went to school in Northern California and got a masters in printmaking in Illinois. I got most of my influences from art history and the Chicago industrial music scene. Once I got to Seattle I realized the North West would make a great home. I found work in the industrial print sector and slowly moved my way into coding websites.
My paintings are metaphoric portraits of people as their abstracted online personalities.
If social media and search engines and took your personal data, projected self-image, physical appearance, and mental states of mind and then created an avatar of your “Metaphoric Self-Image”, I would like to think that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter might make your avatar look like these paintings.
Think of them as “TrueData” portraits of what you will look like, born from the internet...
email: dvaggio at hotmail dotcom This is not a link...Thanks Spambots!!!
ddeleva1 at gmaill dotcom This is not a link...Thanks Spambots!!!
website: dondeleva.com , dondelevagallery.com(under construction)
2016 13 Abstracts, Auburn City Hall, Auburn, WA.
Kymera, 55 Bell Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2015 Compartments, US bank Seattle WA. (Boren and Madison on First hill)
Transhuman Intuition,Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, WA.
Transhuman Intuition, Elysian Bar, Seattle, WA. (Nov 2014 to Mar 2015)
2014 Constructivist Soul, Savy Jane Gallery, Seattle, WA.
MindUnwind Gallery, West Seattle, Seattle WA.
OfficeJunction.com Headquarters, West Seattle, Seattle WA.
2012 A Retrospective 1998-2011, Gallery 3231, Everett WA.
Chocolat Vital, Phinny Ridge, Seattle WA.
2009 Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.
2007 Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.
Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA.
2006 Edmonds Public Library, Edmonds, WA.
Confluence Visions En Rouge
2015 The Dark Slide Art, Dubuque IA
"10x10x10Xtieton", Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA.
2014 "The Subject is War", Rouge Community College, Grants Pass, OR.
CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA. (Untitled Self sold)
2013 "The Machine", 3231 Creative gallery, Everett Wa.
2010 Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Art Attack, Seattle, WA.
CVG, Bremerton WA.
2009 The Zero Gallery, Portland, OR
Lowell Art Works, "Sci-Fi show" Everett, WA.
Lowell Art Works, "Lowbrow show" Tacoma, WA.
CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
2008 Christoff Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle, WA.
Urban Craft Uprising Seattle, WA.
Georgetown Tile Works gallery Seattle, WA.
Lowell Art Works, "The Bone Show", Everett, WA.
619 Building, Group show, "575", Seattle, WA.
Lowell ArtWorks, "Sci Fi Show", Everett, WA.
The Shoreline-LFP Arts Council GalleryShoreline, WA.
2007 Christoff Gallery Seattle, WA.
Blue Heron gallery-"De Leva and Lovinger", Vashon, WA.
Caladan Gallery-"SURreality", Beverly, MA
2006 Kulture Lab, Tacoma, WA.
Some space gallery-"Small Works Group show", Seattle, WA.
Space 39 Gallery-"Art of text", Ft. Myers, FL.
2013 Jan-Feb: Twisted Love, ANT Gallery, Seattle WA.
Aug-Sep:"The Machine", 3231 Creatives gallery, Everett Wa.
Dec-Mar: Hive Gallery- 729 S Spring st, Los Angeles CA.
2012 Monster Apocalipse, Hive / Piranha Gallery, Seattle WA.
Hive Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Surrealism Show, Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2010 La Familia Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2009 Art Basel AQUA-Miami, South Beach, Florida
La Familia Gallery " 5x5 Show" Seattle, WA.
+David DeSilva, DeSilva / Gates Construction, Orinda,Ca.
+RacherVision.com, Seattle, WA.
+ReidCreative.com, Los Angeles, Ca.
+RoganStreet.com, Billings, Mt.
+Commercial National Bank of Peoria, Peoria, Il.
+Digeo Broadband, Kirkland, WA.
Daniel Smith Inc. Seattle, WA.
Dick Blick Art Co. Peoria, Il.
Buckley and Julian Gudarian, Seattle, Wa.
Robert Tacker, Seattle Wa.
Donald Nygaurd, Ma.
14 Carat Cafe, Seattle, WA.
Bad JuJu Lounge, Seattle, WA.
Marcus Martini Heaven, Seattle, WA.
Fullerton State College
Northwest College of Art
Poulsbo school of Art
University of California at Berkeley
University of the Pacific
University of WA.
Saddleback Community College
MFA- Bradley University, Peoria Il. Masters, Print and Drawing
BFA- University of the Pacific, Stockton Ca. Bachelor Printing