Leonardo Drew

Exhibitions

Leonardo Drew, 2015, Talley Dunn Gallery

Biography

1961, Born in Tallahassee, Florida

Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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

Grants And Awards

2011, Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize

1998, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist in Residence

1997, Asian Cultural Council Grant

1995, ArtPace Artist in Residence

1994, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

1993, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant

1991, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist in Residence

1990, Vermont Studio School, Artist in Residence

Solo Exhibitions

2015, Leonardo Drew, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015, Unsuspected Possibilities, SITE, Santa Fe, NM

2014, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013, Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2013, Exhumation/ Small Works, Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

2013, VIGO, London, UK

2012, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2012, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2011, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011, VIGO, London, UK

2011, Galleria Napolinobissima Naples, Italy

2010, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2010, Window Works: Leonard Drew, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

2009, Existed: Leonard Drew, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, TX; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Fine Art Society, London, UK

2007, Sikkema Jenkins &Co., New York, NY

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

2001, Royal Hibemian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

2000, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution., Washington, DC

2000, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

1999, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

1998, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

1997, Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

1996, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

1996, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

1996, Currents: Leonardo Drew, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MI

1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

1995, The Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX

1995, Ground Level Overlay, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collaboration, New York, NY

1994, San Francisco Art Institute, Walter/ Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1994, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1992, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2015, Destination Unknown, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014, Summer Group Show, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2013, Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

2012, San Antonio Collects Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2012, Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

2011, Toward the Third Dimension, David Floria Gallery

2011, The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2010, From Then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH

2010, Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY

2010, Lost and Found: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, IL

2009, Your Golden Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2008, 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art at the College of Art and Design, Washington DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

2007, New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

2007, Repeat Performances: Serialty and Systems of Art since 1960, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH

2007, Reverence, HVCCA-Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2006, Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

2006, Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

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

2005, Leonardo Drew/ Kara Walker, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

2005, Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African-American Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

2004, Material Pleasures, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

2003, Hands on, Hands down, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2003, From Modernism to the Contemporary, 1958-1999, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

2001, Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Fl

2000, Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1998, Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, The Studio Museum in HArlem, New York, NY

1998, Bill Jenson/Leonardo Drew, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

1997, New Work: Words & Images, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

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

1995, Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX

1995, 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

1992, Three Sculptors: Leonardo Drew, Lisa Hoke, Brad Kahlhamer, Threading Wax Space, New York, NY

1991, From the Studio: Artists in Residence, 1990-91, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Ne York, NY

Museum Collections

Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX

McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Sorique Foundation Collection, Lerida Spain

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

West Collection, Oaks, PA

Press

2015,

Carter, Steve. In His Discomfort Zone. Patron Magazine. May 2015

2015,

Morgan, Kendall. Dallas Gallerist Renews Focus and More of this Month's Essential Art Visits. Culture Map Dallas. March 2015

2013,

Proenza, Mary. Leonardo Drew. Art in America. January 2013

2010,

Maine, Stephen. Leonardo Drew. Art In America, June 2010

2000,

O'Sullivan, Michael. A Trash Course in Sculpture: Leonardo Drew Elevates the Value of Junk. The Washington Post. March 2000

2000,

Hunger, Kate. Rust in Peace. San Antonio Express News. March 2000

2000,

Dobrzynski, Judith H., Extracting Metaphors From 'Life' Detritus.The New York Times. February 2000

1997,

Edwards, Lorraine. Navigating A Sea of Chaos. Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 10 No. 2, February 1997