History

Don has been showing art since 1984, mostly on the west coast but has participated in selected group exhibitions all over the United States, from Miami Florida to Seattle Washington. Showing mainly in bars and clubs in the 90’s, moving to selected group gallery shows, city calls for art and museum auctions in the 2000’s. Below is a brief list of exhibitions that Don DeLeva has been a part of.

202432nd Annual Art Auction, Museum of Northwest Art,  La Conner Wa.
2023Techina , Confluence Gallery Twisp WA.
201613 Abstracts, Auburn City Hall, Auburn, WA.
Kymera, 55 Bell Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2015Compartments, US bank Seattle WA. (Boren and Madison on First hill)
Transhuman Intuition, Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, WA.
2007Christoff Gallery Seattle, WA
2014Constructivist Soul, Savy Jane Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Mind Unwind Gallery, Seattle WA.
2012Paintings, 1998 to 2011, Gallery 3231, Everett WA.
2009Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.
2007Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA.
Changing View, Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn, WA.
2006Sharpe Angles, Edmonds Public Library, Edmonds, WA.
2005Abstractions, ArtsWest, West Seattle, Seattle, WA.
2002IMA-Independent Media Assoc, Seattle WA.
1997Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, WA.
1994Landscapes And Notes From The Dessert, Virginia Inn, Seattle, WA.
1992Fe 315, Bradley University, Peoria, Il.
1991Geometric Signs, Waterfront Gallery, Peoria, Il.
YEARSELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023Dark Skies, confluence Gallery, Twisp WA.
Inspired, Confluence Gallery, Twisp,
Museum of Northwest Art, Auction 2023, La Conner WA.
Moving in Stereo, Push Pull, Seattle, WA.
2022Opposite of Entropy, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA.
Museum of Northwest Art, Auction 2022, La Conner WA.
Biophilia, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA.
2021Color Riot, Annual 10x10x10 , monochrome, Tieton, WA.
In The Company of Crows and Ravens, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA.
202014th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Hundred & Under Show, Retrofit Home, Seattle WA.
201913th Annual Holiday Mini Art Exhibit, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA.
20182018 Benefit Art Auction, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA.
2017Vision en Rouge, Confluence Gallery, Twisp WA.
2015The Dark Slide Art, Dubuque, IA.
“10x10x10”, Mighty Tieton, WA.
2014The Subject is War, Rouge Community College, Grants Pass, OR.
CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
2013The Machine, 3231 Creative gallery, Everett WA.
2010Group Show, Tasty Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Group Show, Art Attack, Seattle, WA.
CVG Show, Bremerton WA.
2009The Zero Gallery, Portland, OR
Sci-Fi show, Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA.
Lowbrow show, Lowell Art Works, Tacoma, WA.
Miami Basal (booth), La Familia Gallery Seattle WA.
CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
2008Christoff Gallery, Georgetown, Seattle, WA.
Georgetown Tile Works gallery, Seattle, WA.
The Bone Show, Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA.
575 Group show, 619 Building, Seattle, WA.
Sci Fi Show, Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA.
Artist in Shoreline, The Shoreline-LFP Arts Council Gallery Shoreline, WA
2007De Leva and Lovinger, Blue Heron gallery, Vashon, WA.
SURreality, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
2006Kulture Lab, Tacoma, WA.
Small Works Show, Some Space gallery Seattle, WA.
Art of Text, Space 39 Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL.
2004Belinki & Du Prey gallery, Portland, OR.
2003Peacock Gallery Framing, Seattle, WA.
2002Peacock Gallery Framing, Seattle, WA.
University House, Seattle, WA.
East Shore Gallery, Bellevue, WA.
1999Auction, Chicken Soup Brigade, Seattle, WA.
1997Daniel Smith Inc, Seattle, WA.
1996Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.
Flux Event IV, Seattle, WA.
C.O.C.A. Northwest Annual, C.O.C.A. Seattle, WA.
1995Battery St. Gallery , Seattle, WA.
Flux Event III, Seattle, WA.
Daniel Smith Inc. , Seattle, WA.
1994Flux Event I & II, Seattle, WA.
Sylvia Ullman Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.
1993Seattle Art Museum S.R.G., Seattle, WA.
1990De Leva-Holbrook-Lightner, Red Rock Gallery, Minot, ND.
Three Peoria Artists, Waterfront Gallery, Peoria, Il
Black Hawk College, Kewanee, Il.
Sixty Square Inches Small Print Exhibit, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.
Junction City Gallery, Peoria, Il.
1989Works on Paper, Mc Neese University, Lake Charles, LA.
Midwest Regional Print Exhibition, Northwestern University, North Shore Art League, Evanston, Il.
Festival for the Arts, Peoria arts council, Peoria, Il.

What did you paint?

My art work mainly concentrates on the application of Pareidolia . Pareidolia is the phenomenon of interpreting random images, from witnessing patterns of shape, light, shadow, color and compositions as suggestions of faces, animals and scenes. It is thought that the process is a survival instinct used to recognize danger. Using compositions with shape I suggest and play on the process of Pareidolia to create a fictious personality in order to inspire a painted subjects emotional and psychological state.

Apophenia which is the tendency to see patterns in unrelated things. Pareidolia is a type of Apophenia.