was born in Philadelphia in 1958. She graduated summa cum laude from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford and in 1980 she was a fellow of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program, New York. In 1982 Dalby received an MFA degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island. Dalby received the Beard's Fund grant for 100 small figurative works; the New York City Public Library / Parkchester, commission for three permanent outdoor sculptures; and won the New York City Art Commission 1983 Excellence in Design Award. She completed a commission for a 24-piece outdoor installation for the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers in 1985 and two permanent outdoor sculptures for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Riverside Park in 1989. Dalby has designed three large-scale fiberglass creatures for the Parkchester branch of the Public Library. In 1990 and 1992 she was the recipient of the Chautauqua County Arts Fund Individual Artist Grant and in 1993 she won the commission for a permanent indoor installation for the Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, Massachusetts. Dalby has participated in group exhibitions throughout the United States. In the New York area her work has been included at Franklin Furnace, 14 Sculptors Gallery, McGraw-Hill Building, Robert Freidus Gallery, Ericson Gallery, Ronald Feldman Gallery, and Artists Space. Solo exhibitions in the New York area include Artists Space Gallery, Daniel Wolf Gallery, and the Hudson River Museum.