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

2016, GSA Design Award, Citation in Art

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

2017, Leonardo Drew, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017, Number 197, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017,CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
2017, Recent Acquistion: Leonardo Drew, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

2016, Leonardo Drew, Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY
2016, Leonardo Drew: Eleven Etchings, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2015, Leonardo Drew, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
2015, Leonardo Drew, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015, Unsuspected Possibilities, SITE, Santa Fe, NM
2015, Leonardo Drew, Pace Prints, New York, NY
2015, Leonardo Drew, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki Finland
2015, Leonardo Drew, Vigo, London, UK

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

2020, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
2020, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2020, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

2019, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco,
CA
2019, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
2019, Selections from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2018, The Onrush of Scenery, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2017,This is Now, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017, Between I & Thou, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2017, New At the NOMA: Recent Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art, New Orleans Museum
of Art, New Orleans, LA
2017, Editions, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
2017, Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2017, Emilio Perez and Leonardo Drew, Jacob Lewis Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017, Material Presence, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2017,Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

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

2017

 

 

 

Curiel, Jonathan. “Peabrain-ism and a Love Supreme,” SF Weekly, 5 April 2017.

Greenberg, Blue. “Transforming hurricane wreckage into art,” The Herald Sun, 14 March 2017.

“First Friday at CAM,” WRal.com, 3 March 2017.

Sparrow. “”Between I & Thou” at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art,” Chronogram, 31 January 2017.

2016

 

Ponnekanti, Rosemary. “Review: ‘30 Americans’ wows with size, but leaves you wondering about subtleties,” The News Tribune, 4 October 2016.

Weiss, Haley. “Leonardo Drew And The Mother,” Interview Magazine, September 2016.

2015 “New Ways of Seeing: Beyond Culture,” Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2014

 

Martinez, Alanna. “Sneak Peak: Preview ART21’s Season 7 Episode With Leonardo Drew.” Blouin Artinfo, 26 August 2014.

“Untitled Catalogue of Collection,” Boston, MA: Wellington Management LLP.

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.

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.

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.