About the artist

Leonardo Drew CV

 

Born in Tallahassee, Florida, 1961

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

EDUCATION

 

1985                

BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

 

1981-82                     

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2017 

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, March 2 - June 4, 2017 

Leonardo Drew: Number 197, de Young Museum, San Francisco, March 25 - October 29, 2017 

 

2016

Leonardo Drew: Eleven Etchings, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA, February 25 - April 2, 2016

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY: December 2016

 

2015              

Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, November 2015

Vigo, London, UK: October 9 – November 13, 2015

Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland: May 8 – August 1, 2015

Pace Prints, New York, NY: February 27 – April 11, 2015

 

2014             

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA: June 27 – Aug. 1, 2014         

 

2013                         

Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA: Sep. 20, 2013 – Feb 2, 2014

Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH: July 11 – Aug. 30, 2013

VIGO, London, UK: June 18 – July 26, 2013

 

2012                         

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY: Sep. 6 – Oct. 13, 2012

Pace Prints, New York, NY: Sep. 14 – Nov. 3, 2012

 

2011                         

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA: Apr. 1 – May 13, 2011

VIGO, London, UK: Oct. 12 – Nov. 11, 2011

Galleria Napolinobilissima, Naples, Italy: Sep. 22 – Nov. 19, 2011

 

2010                         

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY: Jan. 30 – Mar. 6, 2010

Window Works: Leonardo Drew, Artpace, San Antonio, TX: Sep. 23, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011

 

2009                         

Existed: Leonardo Drew, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, TX: May 16- August 15, 2009; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC: Feb. 6 – May 9, 2010; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA: September 18, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Fine Art Society, London, UK: Oct. 6 – Oct. 29, 2009

 

2007                         

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY: April 14 – May 12, 2007

 

2006                         

Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

 

2005                         

Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

 

2002                         

The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

 

2001                         

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

 

2000                         

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

 

1999                         

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

 

1998                         

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997                         

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

 

1996                         

University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

Currents: Leonardo Drew, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MI

 

1995                         

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

The Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX

Ground Level Overlay, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collaboration, New York, NY

 

1994                         

San Francisco Art Institute, Walter/Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

1992                         

Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 

Between I & Thou, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, February 4 – December 2018

NEW at NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, March 10 – October 1, 2017.

Materialised Condition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore, March 15 – May 31, 2017

Editions, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, May 19 – June 30, 2017

Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, September 30, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Emilio Perez and Leonardo Drew, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY, April 7 – May 13, 2017

Material Presence, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX, March 25 – May 20, 2017

 

2016 

Haptic, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY, July 7 – August 12, 2016

Structures of Recollection, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China, March 22 – April 28, 2016

Continuum, VIGO, London, UK, June 28 – August 17, 2016

Labyrinth(s), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China, July 14 – September 1, 2016

Across the Divide, rosenfeld porcini, London, UK, July 22 – September 24, 2016

Black.White: Including editions and monoprints by Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Paul Morrison and Vik Muniz, Pace Prints, New York, NY, January 15 – February 27, 2016

 

2015

New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City,NY, May 10 - June 12, 2015

Body Proxy: Clothing in Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH, September 1 – December 13, 2015

Unsuspected Possibilities, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, July 18, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Black: Color, Material, Concept, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NT, November 12, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Fractured: Works on Paper, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, September 11 – November 22, 2015

 

2014

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, January 30 – April 26, 2015

Wood, Rosenfeld Porcini, London, UK, November 28, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Showing Off: Recent Modern & Contemporary Acquisitions, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, May 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Summer Group Show, 2014, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Sweden, June 25 – July 26, 2014

Brand New Second Hand, VIGO, London, UK, October 14 – November 10, 2014

 

2013                         

Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, May 19 – Sep 22, 2013

 

2012                         

San Antonio Collects Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, March 22 – July 1, 2012

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, September 1, 2012 – January 6, 2013; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, February 5 – June 16, 2013; Museum of Art,Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 12, 2013 – January 21, 2014

Ululation, VIGO, London, UK, October 8 – November 9, 2012

 

2011                         

Toward the Third Dimension, David Floria Gallery, Aug. 2 – Sep. 5, 2011

The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY: Nov. 10, 2011 – Mar. 11, 2012

 

2010                         

From then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH: Jan. 29 – May 9, 2010

Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY: Mar. 31 – June 27, 2010

Lost and Found: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL: Sep. 4 – Nov. 28, 2010

 

2009                        

Your Golden Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Galley, New York, NY: Jun. 19 – Aug. 14, 2009

 

2008                         

30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, Dec. 30, 2008 – May 30, 2009; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, March 20 – Sept. 4, 2011; Corcoran Gallery of Art at  the College of Art and Design, Washington, DC, Oct. 1, 2011 – Feb 12, 2012; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, March 16 – July 15, 2012; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee,  WI, June 14 – Sept. 8, 2013

 

2007                         

New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus Georgia, Feb 25- June 10, 2007; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia June 27- Sept 16 2007; Knoxville                                     Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Oct 26- Jan 13, 2008.

Repeat Performances: Seriality and Systems Art since 1960, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH, Sept 4- Dec 23.

Reverance, HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY: May 20, 2006 – July 29, 2007

                                   

2006                         

Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, NY, NY

Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, September 23 – November 19.

 

2005                         

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, 2005

Leonardo Drew/Kara Walker, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African-American Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ: Nov. 12, 2005 – Feb. 26, 2006

 

2004                         

Material Pleasures, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

 

2003                         

Hands on, Hands down, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY                                                                                   

From Modernism to the Contemporary, 1958-1999, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

 

2001                         

Brooklyn, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida

 

2000                         

Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

 

1998                         

Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Bill Jenson/Leonardo Drew, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997                         

New Work: Words & Images, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida

 

1996                         

Leonardo Drew/Mark Francis/Oliver Herring, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

 

1995                         

About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX

1995  Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

 

1994                         

Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

 

1993                         

Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, NY

 

1992                         

Biennial Dakar, Senegal

Three Sculptors: Leonardo Drew, Lisa Hoke, Brad Kahlhamer, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

 

1991                         

From the Studio: Artists in Residence, 1990-91, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

2013                         

Proenza, Mary. “Leonardo Drew - Sikkema Jenkins.” Art in America Jan. 2013: 98-99.

St. Louis Art Museum. Celebrate African and African American Art. Saint Louis: St. Louis Art Museum, 2013. Print.

 

2012                         

D'Alton, Martina, and Holly Hotchner. Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design. New York: Museum of Arts and Design, 2012. Print.

Fiske, Courtney. "Critc’s Pick: Leonardo Drew." Artforum.com. Artforum International, 20 Sept. 2012. Web. .

Eden, Xandra, and Valerie Cassel Oliver. Leonardo Drew. Milan: Charta, 2012.

Harris-Kelley, Diedra. The Bearden Project. New York, NY: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2012. Print.

Saltz, Jerry. “Burnt Offering.” New York Magazine 24 Sept. 2012.

Kley, Elizabeth. “Leonardo Drew - Sikkema Jenkins.” ARTnews Dec. 2012: 108-09.

 

2011                         

Baker, Kenneth. "Leonardo Drew, Will Yackulic: Sculpture, Paintings." Review. San Francisco Chronicle 23 Apr. 2011: E-3. Web. f=/c/a/2011/04/22/DDEC1J4KOA.DTL>.

 

2010                         

Cochran, Rebecca D. “Leonardo Drew: Epic Mythologies of Detritus.” Sculpture April 2010:  34-9.

Halperen, Max. “Leonardo Drew.” Rev. of Existed: Leonardo Drew. Art Papers Mar.-Apr. 2010, 49.

Main, Stephen. “Leonardo Drew: Sikkema Jenkins.” Art in America June-July 2010: 177.

Re:collection: Selected Works from the Studio Museum in Harlem. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 2010.

Shuster, Robert. “Leonardo Drew at Sikkema Jenkins.” Village Voice 16 Feb. 2010 Arts sec.

Smith, Roberta. "Swagger and Sideburns: Bad Boys in Galleries." New York Times 12 Feb. 2010, Arts sec.: C25.

"WindowWorks 10.3: Leonardo Drew." Artpace Fall 2010: 14.

 

2009                         

Devine, John. “Leonardo Drew, rev of Leonardo Drew” Art Lies Fall 2009.                              

Britt, Douglas. “Blaffer’s Leonardo Drew Survey Hits a Home Run.” Houston Chronicle 10 July 2009.

Britt, Douglas. “Existed explores death and decay,” Houston Chronicle 14 May 2009.

Neil, Jonathan T.D. “30 Americans.” Art Review Mar. 2009: 128-29.

Schmuckli, Claudia. Existed: Leonardo Drew, Houston: Blaffer Gallery, 2009.

 

2008                         

“The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art”. Journal of the Print World, Inc. Summer 2008. ISSN 0737-7436

Nichols, Matthew Guy. “The Taxonomy of Ruin,” Art in America, January 2008, pp. 112-115

Klein, Jennie. ‘Repeat Performances: Seriality and Systems Art since 1960, Artpapers, Mar-Apr, p. 65

Kunitz, Daniel. “The Grab Bag Anthology”. ARTS+ June 2008

Rosenberg, Karen. ‘Where have all the Paintings gone?” The New York Times, May 30, 2008

The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art . (exhibition catalogue). National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts. 2008. ISSN 2008-1590- National Academy of Design.

 

2007                         

Baker, Kenneth. “Grand Tour Detours.” Art + Auction June 2007: 170-75.

New Directions in American Drawing, (exhibition catalog) 2007 Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.  ISBN: 1882650190

 

2006                         

Drake, Cathryn. “Leonardo Drew: Palazzo delle Papesse- Centro Arte Contemporanea.” Artforum International  Summer 2006: 363-64.

Richer, Francesca, and Matthew Rosenzweig, ed.  No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists, d.a.p. ISBN 1-933045-09-4.

Brewinska, Maria. Black Alphabet – contexts of Contemporary African American Art, (Exhibition Catalogue) Zacheta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland.

Sims, Lowery Stokes, Hulser, Kathleen, Copeland, Cynthia R.  Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, NY, NY (Exhibition catalog)

Wolin, Joseph R.  “Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery,” Time Out New York, July 6 – 12.

“Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery Opens at the New York Historical Society,” Daily Challenge, June 30.

Boyd, Herb.  “A Fresh Perspective on Slavery,” New York Amsterdam News, July 6.

Bloomberg.com, posted June 23.

ABN.  “Exhibit Shows Slavery’s Cultural Impact,” Art Business News, May 1.

“Artist Reflect on Slavery at N-YHS,” artnet.com, posted March 17.

“New York to Chicago…,” David Patrick Columbia’s New York Social Diary, posted July 6.

Bernard, Audrey J. “Kickin’ It: Exquisite Show Deals with How Racially Based Slavery Has Shaped Our Society,” The New York Beacon, July 6 – 12.

“Exhibit to Focus on the Legacy of Slavery,” The Bronx News, 1 June 2006.

 

2005                         

Amy, Michael.  Art in America, September 2005, p. 152

 

2001                         

“Leonardo Drew”, The New Yorker, 29 January 2001, p. 18.

 Glueck, Grace. “Walls That Talk to You About Talking to Walls”, The New York Times, 2 February 2001, p. E38.

 Leffingwell, Edward. “Leonardo Drew at Mary Boone”, Art in America, April 2001, p. 133.

 Brooklyn! Lake Worth: Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, 2001. Print.

 

2000                         

Dobrzynski, Judith H. “Extracting Metaphors From Life's Detritus”, The New York Times, 2 February 2000, pp. E1, E8.

O'Sullivan, Michael. ‘A Trash Course in Sculpture”, The Washington Post, 26 March 2000, pp. G1, G4-G5.

 

1997                         

Edwards, Lorraine. “Navigating a Sea of Chaos”, Sculpture, February 1997, pp. 18-21. (illus: "Number 56", Cover, C).

 Haye, Christian. “Leonardo Drew”, Frieze, May 1997, pp. 81-82.

 

1996                          

Kimmelman, Michael. “New things that look old and ravaged”, The New York Times, 13 September 1996, p. C26.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Leonardo Drew”, Time Out New York, 10 October 1996, p. 30.

Johnson, Ken. “Leonardo Drew at Mary Boone”, Art In America, November 1996. pp. 113-114.

Mac Adam, Barbara A. “Leonardo Drew”, Art News, November 1996, p. 130.

 

1995                         

Melrod, George. “Material Witness”, World Art, December 1995, pp. 34-39.

 

1994                         

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Leonardo Drew, Barbara Toll Gallery & Thread Waxing Space”, The New York Times, 1 April 1994, p. C20.

 

1993                         

Nesbitt, Lois. “Leonardo Drew, Thread Waxing Space”, ArtForum, January 1993, p. 87.

Als, Hilton. “Openings: Leonardo Drew”, ArtForum, February 1993, p. 94.

Naves, Mario. “Reviews: Leonardo Drew, Thread Waxing Space”, New Art Examiner, February 1993, p. 29.

Heartney, Eleanor. “Leonardo Drew at Thread Waxing Space”, Art In America, March 1993, pp. 112-113.

 

1992                         

Kimmelman, Michael. “Art in Review: Leonardo Drew”, The New York Times, 27 November 1992, p. C23.

 

1989                         

Brenson, Michael. “Sculptors Using the Wall as Venue and Inspiration”, The New York Times, 24 February 1989, p. C30.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

The Tate

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)

The Guggenheim Museum (NYC and Bilbao) St. Louis Museum

The Harvard University Art Museum

McNay Art Museum

The Hirshhorn Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami)

The Weatherspoon Museum

The Barbara Toll Collection

The Rubell Collection

The Hort Family Collection

The Linda Pace Foundation

The Frankel Collection

Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln USA)

Madison Art Center

San Francisco Art Institute

Museum of Fine Arts (Virginia)

The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York)

The Art Museum of the University of Houston

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (Washington)

Saint Louis Art Museum (Saint Louis)

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (NY) Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Columbus Museum

Knoxville Museum of Art

Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland)

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Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (Florida) 

selected works

101L
2012
122L
2013
138L
2015
118L
2013
131L
2015
112L
2011
124L
2013
139L
2016
128L

current exhibitions

past exhibitions

28 June – 17 August 2016

Continuum

Summer Show

Vigo Gallery
9 October – 24 November 2015

Leonardo Drew

Vigo Gallery
14 October – 10 November 2014

Brand New Second Hand

Vigo Gallery
18 June – 26 July 2013

Leonardo Drew

Vigo Gallery
8 October – 9 November 2012

Ululation

Vigo Gallery
23 May – 15 June 2012

Grid

Gallery artists

Vigo Gallery
12 October – 11 November 2011

Leonardo Drew

Vigo Gallery

101L

2012wood96 x 96 x 14 in / 244 x 244 x 36 cm

122L

2013Wood

138L

2015Wood and Paint281 x 284  x 102 cm / 110 5/8 x 111 3/4 x 40 1/8 in

118L

2013Wood

131L

2015Wood and Paint217  x 67  x 24  cm / 85 3/8 x 26 3/8 x 9 1/2 in

112L

2011wood24 x 24 x 10 in / 61 x 61 x 25 cm

124L

2013Wood

139L

2016wood182.9 x 243.8 x 30.5 cm / 72 x 96 x 12 in

128L

Wood61 x 61 x 12.7 cm / 24 x 24 x 5 in