Tony DeLap




Tony DeLap (b. 1927, Oakland, CA, d. 2019, Corona Del Mar, CA) has exhibited extensively since 1963. At its core, DeLap’s work explores how the interaction of geometric shapes can create dimensionality and movement on static planes. His work resides in the permanent collections of Tate Modern, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, among many others. He has been included in such landmark exhibitions as The Responsive Eye (1965: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY), Primary Structures (1966: Jewish Museum, New York, NY), and American Sculpture of the Sixties (1967: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA). In 2018, the Laguna Museum of Art mounted a major retrospective of DeLap’s work dating from 1961 to present, curated by Peter Frank and was accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

recent exhibitions:

DILEXI - Totems and Phenomenology

Tony DeLap: A Career Survey, 1963—2017