About the artist

selected works

101L
2012
122L
2013
138L
2015
118L
2013
131L
2015
112L
2011
126L
2013
139L
2016
128L
2013
L127L
2013
124L
2013

past exhibitions

11 July – 19 September 2019

Leonardo Drew

Where Where You At Night

3 June – 15 December 2019

Leonardo Drew

City in the Grass

4 October – 7 October 2018

Leonardo DrewIbrahim El-SalahiHassan HajjajChris OfiliZak Ové

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Somerset House, London
5 June – 21 July 2018

Leonardo DrewHassan HajjajZak Ové

Talisman in the Age of Difference

3 May – 6 May 2018

Derrick AdamsLeonardo DrewIbrahim El-Salahi

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Pioneer Works
9 October – 24 November 2015
Vigo Gallery
14 October – 10 November 2014

Brand New Second Hand

Vigo Gallery
18 June – 26 July 2013

Leonardo Drew

Vigo Gallery
23 May – 15 June 2012

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Gallery artists

Vigo Gallery
12 October – 11 November 2011

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew

Vigo Gallery

selected press/news

23 July 2020

Leonardo Drew

‘Art Is Fed by Experiences’: Watch Artist Leonardo Drew Explain How His Worldwide Travels Inform His Work
 
23 August 2019

Leonardo Drew

Material Philosophies, Public Art and the Installations of Leonardo Drew
 
Where Where You At Night
11 July – 19 September 2019

Leonardo Drew

Artist Leonardo Drew Wants You to Come Play on His Interactive ‘Magic Carpet’ in Madison Square Park This Summer
 
City in the Grass
3 June – 15 December 2019

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew Defies the Rules of the Art World and He Wants Everyone To Be A Part Of It
 
City in the Grass
3 June – 15 December 2019

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participates in major touring exhibtion

 
Solidary and Solitary
The Joyner/Gluffida Collection
15 February – 15 July 2017

Leonardo Drew

interview

On Space

 
Number 197
De Young Museum
25 March – 29 October 2017

Leonardo Drew

wins Joyce Alexander Wein Prize

 

video

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew in 'Investigation' Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7 October 24, 2014

Leonardo Drew, whose art career began as a child in inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut, transforms new materials—through processes of decay, oxidization, and exposure to weather—in his sculptures.

Never content with work that comes easily, Drew reaches daily beyond his comfort zone, charting a course of experimentation with his materials and processes and letting the work find its own way.

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew: Traveling & Making | Art21

Episode #210: Leonardo Drew discusses the importance of travel in relationship to his artwork. "If you allow your antennas to reach out," he tells a group of students at Vigo Gallery in London, "you'll find what it is you need for this part of your journey." Deeply devoted to his studio practice, Drew

Leonardo Drew

Existed: The Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2010

Leonardo Drew

Sculptor Leonardo Drew on being “the crack addict of art”

Artist Leonardo Drew started out drawing superheroes. Over the past 30 years, he's become a highly acclaimed sculptor with work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tate in London. Anthony Mason spoke with him about his new exhibitions and why he gave up drawing to build sculptors.

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

126L

2013Wood243.8 x 243.8 x 12.7 cm / 96 x 96 x 5 in

139L

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

128L

2013Wood61 x 61 x 12.7 cm / 24 x 24 x 5 in

L127L

2013Wood96 x 96 x 5 in / 244 x 244 x 13 cm

124L

2013Wood