Iannis Delatolas was born in Germany, raised in Greece and emigrated to the United Sates at age eighteen. Following an apprenticeship with Robert Wilson, he collaborated with the theater director on Wilson's opera Prometheus (World Premiere, Athens, 2001) for which he structured the score by incorporating excerpts from compositions by the composer Iannis Xenakis. He studied photography, printing and aesthetics with photographers Marcus Leatherdale and David Armstrong. Mr. Delatolas has had solo exhibitions in New York City at Kouros Gallery (2006), the Gallery at the Chocolate Factory Theater (2007), The Italian Academy At Columbia University (2006, 2003), the Salvatore Ferragamo Showroom (2002); and also at the Greek Embassy in Washington D.C. (2006). His work has been included in group shows in New York at Jen Bekman Gallery (2011), LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, 2011) and Haven Arts Gallery; and elsewhere at The Curve Exhibition Center in Santa Fe (2011), PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend) in Dallas (2008) and at Boston University, curated By David Armstrong (2000). In 2011 at Center Gallery in Santa Fe, he won second place in Dealer's Choice, an exhibition juried by Dianne Vanderlip, Curator of Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles and Curator Emeritus of the Denver Art Museum: Http://Fractionmagazine.Com/Center/Dealerschoice2011.
Writing on his work has appeared in The Advocate (2012), The Village Voice (2012) by Michael Musto, The New York Times (2009) by William Chapman and the Dallas Morning News (2007). In 2005, Mr. Delatolas' portrait of Tobias Schneebaum appeared in The New York Times. His work is included in "New York: A Photographer's City, by Marla Hamburg Kennedy" (Rizzoli, 2011) and his photographs illustrate "The First Time I Met Frank O’Hara: Reading ?Gay American Writer"s by Rick Whitaker, (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003). Iannis Delatolas lives in New York.