James Delaney is a contemporary painter and printmaker who lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in Cape Town in 1971 and studied in Grahamstown and Cape Town.
He has held eight solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows, in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Philadelphia and New York. His work is in collections including those of Samancor, the City of Johannesburg and Merrill Lynch, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.
He is well known for his fascination with the city of Johannesburg, which features often in his work. He has a deep knowledge of the city’s architectural, political and artistic history, which he also put to use in curating introductions to the city for special interest visitors, including travel media and the International Centre of Photography.
His interest in printmaking has led him to collaborations with various printmakers, including The Artists Press in White River, Artists Proof Studio and LL Editions in Johannesburg, and Robert Blackburn Print Workshop in New York.