Delia King

Mixed Media

Abacus Series


Seasons of Change @ URBN




Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Selected Exhibitions


Abacus, Milkboy Cafe, Ardmore, PA

Abacus, Le Cochon Noir, Philadelphia, PA

PatternStructure, Air Space 40th Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Un/Married Woman, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Nick Cassway

Dancing Dames! Gallivanting Gents!, Canton Gallery, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Work from 2000, Charlie’s Pub, Philadelphia, PA

Aftermath of an Era, Tearing Down the Front House, State of Ohio Gallery, Cleveland, OH

All about Girls, Hi and Dry In, Cleveland, OH

Public Works

Murals & Glass Mosaics
The Garden, 12th & Cambria Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Philadelphia Prison System

Mandala, Bok Technical High School, 8th & Mifflin Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Power of the People, The District Attorney Office of Philadelphia

Riding on Despite the Sunset: A mourning picture for Andrew Hill, Ft. Worth, TX
Sponsor: Nolanda Butler

Portrait of Andrew Hill, Ft. Worth, TX
Sponsor: Nolanda Butler

The Jewelry Box, Towey Recreation Center, Berks & Howard Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: PPS; Co-designed with Brad Carney

Home is where the Heart is, Virtual visiting room, PA Prison Society, 245 North Broad Street, #300, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Tacony-Palmyra Underpass, Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: MDO

Our Heritage along the Waterway, 1st & Arch Avenues, Royersford, PA
Sponsor: Price Granor Homes

Hearing our Voice, 29th Street and Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Big Picture

A Spiritual Journey Elevates the Human Mind, 43rd and Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Artworks

Unlimited Gifts and Talents, RICA School, Rockville MD
Sponsor: State of Maryland
The Odyssey, MYA School for the Humanities, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Philadelphia School District

MLK Banner, MLK HS, 6100 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank

E Pluribus Unum, Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Tocci Construction Group

Two different sides of the same street, Project HOME, Back Home Café, 1515 Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA

Tribute to Diego Rivera 17th and Wallace, Philadelphia, PA
Original mural by Jane Golden; Sponsor: Ford Foundation

Allegory for the eternal and protective nature of the family, constructed on a square grid, utilizing symmetry and designed in an Egyptian style Riverside Correctional Facility, G-Unit, 8151 State Road Philadelphia, PA

Hope and Strength, Riverside Correctional Facility, H-Unit, 8151 State Road Philadelphia, PA

Messages from Mom, Riverside Correctional Facility, 8151 State Road Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Philadelphia Prison System

Tribute to Horace Pippin, Broad and York Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: MDO MAP

Patterns and Family Trees, 20th and Ontario Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Department of Human Services

The Babble Wall, Grover Washington Jr. Middle School, 201 E. Olney Avenue Philadelphia, PA

The Heritage Wall, Grover Washington Jr. Middle School, 201 E. Olney Avenue Philadelphia, PA


Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
BA, Humanities

Mural Arts Program, Dept of Rec. City of Philadelphia training program

1996 – 2000
Mentor: Robert Ritchie, private instruction in reverse glass painting

1996 – 1997
Paint Intern, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH

1993 – 1995
St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

1992 – 1993
Theater Intern, Berkshire Public Theater, Pittsfield, MA

1991 – 1992
Oxford Tutorial College, Oxford, England

Awards and Honors

Finalist, Cleveland Innerbelt Mural Project, ODOT, Cleveland, OH

New Courtland Fellowship, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Art Futures Residence, Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic High School, Norristown, PA

John L. Gildner RICA School $6000 Maryland State Grant through Class Acts

Kimmel, Nelson and Harding Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

40th Street Artist in Residence, Philadelphia, PA

Grand Prize Best Overall Class Project Art Futures Residency

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Art Futures Residency, Northeast High School, Philadelphia, PA

Jentel Artist Residency Fellowship, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY


Tribute to Horace Pippin, Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection, African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA



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