MARINA MUSA DELANEY
I am a multi-media artist who has been working in the visual arts for over three decades. In addition to my formal training as an artist, painting conservator, and art historian, I completed a year of study at the Barnes Institute and received fellowships from the Kress Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Following my studies, I taught both art history and drawing on the college level for twelve years, until moving to the Ithaca area where I have focussed on independent projects since 2008. In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions, I completed my first novel The Thrift Shop Diary (unpublished) and co-founded the Cayuga Arts Collective — a non-profit artist collective sponsored by the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts.
University of Delaware/Winterthur Program, Winterthur, Delaware
Master of Science, Art Conservation, degree conferred 1993
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, New York
Master of Arts, Art History, degree conferred 1989
Purchase College, Purchase, New York
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, degree conferred 1983
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Smithsonian Institution, Conservation Analytical Lab, Washington, DC: Post- Graduate Research Fellow
Winterthur Art Conservation Graduate Fellowship (3-year), including advanced internship at the Freer Art Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, assisting with the restoration of the Peacock Room (1877) by James McNeill Whistler.
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Study in Conservation, training in Italian restoration methods with the Centro di Restauro, Milan, Italy.
Outstanding Young Woman of America
Cayuga Arts Collective Founder
Ithaca Drawing Group
See Exhibitions page for full listing of shows from 1995-present.
The course of one’s life doesn’t happen by chance. It’s kismet. It’s no accident. The future is already written.”