Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State College – Theatre Design major, Studio Art minor
Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota – Theatre Design major, Art History minor


McKnight Fellowship – Theatre Design – Univ. of Minn. And Tyrone Guthrie Theatre
Tyrone Guthrie Theatre Fellowship – 3 months European Study
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy) Awards (2) Outstanding Art Direction


He is best know for his extensive work in American Theatre and Primetime Television. He has designed sets, costumes, lighting, and has painted scenery for the Broadway stage, Off-Broadway theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera and Ballet, and many regional theatres, such as the The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Arizona Theatre Co., and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis.

Mr. Delu began his television career as Art Director for Norman Lear's company in 1980 and has received two EMMY awards for Outstanding Art Direction and Production Design. His popular TV series include DIFF’RENT STROKES, FACTS OF LIFE, SILVER SPOONS, CHEERS, DEAR JOHN, FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR, SISTER, SISTER, GEORGE AND LEO, DRAGNET, and ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

Mr. Delu has been painting in acrylic, watercolor, and oils since college and has been shown in many galleries in the United States as well as Mexico and Europe. His original paintings were portraits of Manhattan Brownstones. In 1989 he took his first trip to Mexico and started his “Images of Mexico” series for three galleries in Puerto Vallarta: Galeria Uno, Galeria Pacifico, and Indigenous. In July of 2009 Mr. Delu moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and is a member of the YUCCA Gallery in Old Town. He is also an active member of the Rio Grande Art Association .

In 2010-2011 he taught theatre design at Santa Fe University for Art and Design and designed their production of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, where he also had a one man painting exhibition in the Greer Garson Theatre. In 2012 he designed their production of DRACULA

From 2011 - 2013 he taught scenic design and scenic painting, as well as rendering and History of Style and Design at the University of New Mexico’s Theatre and Dance department. During that time he designed productions of PORT TWILIGHT (which went to China), LA SENORA DE LA PINTA, and BLITHE SPIRIT.

He is currently the Scenic Designer for LANDMARK MUSICALS and has designed their productions of CAROUSEL and MAN OF LA MANCHA. He is currently preparing the designs for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (March 13) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (July).

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