Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew
Number 210T, 2020
Colored string, paint and wax on paper
23h x 23w x 2d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 203T, 2020
Paint, wood, and paper on paper
23h x 23w x 2d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 204T, 2020
Plaster and paint on paper
23h x 23w x 2 1/4d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 206T, 2020
Porcelain, paint and wood on paper
23h x 23w x 1 1/2d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 201T, 2020
Cotton, paint and wood
48h x 48w x 5d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 197T, 2019
Paint and plaster
96h x 7w x 10d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 182T, 2016
Wood and paint
56h x 56w x 14d in
Leonardo Drew
Number 202T, 2020
Wood, paint and plaster
96h x 4w x 6d in

Biography

Leonard Drew (b. Tallahassee, Florida, 1961) attended the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from Cooper Union. Drew creates arresting sculpture, building works up in an additive process from materials whose formal qualities imply prior histories: charred wood, tarnished metals, and bits of cloth and string. His post-minimal installations transform these seemingly inconsequential fragments of material life into powerful abstract forms.

Many institutions have showcased Drew’s sculpture in solo exhibitions, including the Madison Square Park Art Conservancy, New York (forthcoming); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; the De Young Museum, San Francisco; VIGO, London; Galleria Napolinobilissima, Naples; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His work is represented in many prestigious collections including that of the Brooklyn Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Miami Art Museum; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Sorigue Foundation Collection, Lérida, Spain; the St. Louis Art Museum; and Tate, London.

 

Exhibitions

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew
Talley Dunn Gallery 
September 15 – December 15, 2020

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew: New Works
Talley Dunn Gallery 
Online exclusive

Leonardo Drew

City in the Grass
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
February 1 – September 7, 2020

Leonardo Drew

Hammer Projects
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
December 21, 2019  –
May 20, 2020

Leonardo Drew

Cycles
University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst
September 20  –
December 8, 2019

Leonardo Drew

City in the Grass
Madison Square Park
June 3 – September 30, 2019

Leonardo Drew

Mark Bradford, Leonardo Drew, Julie Mehretu, and Wangechi Mutu
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman
January 15  –
March 9, 2019

Leonardo Drew

Number 184T
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
December 1, 2017 –
December 1, 2021

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew
Talley Dunn Gallery
October 20 – December 16, 2017

Leonardo Drew

Material Presence: Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew,
Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, and Fred Wilson
Talley Dunn Gallery
March 25 – May 20, 2017

Leonardo Drew

Number 197
de Young museum
March 25 – October 29, 2017

Videos

Press

Dallas Morning News

“Intimate Dallas gallery provides unusual treat of artist Leonardo Drew’s work without the crowds” 
by Benjamin Lima
October 21, 2020

New York Times

“Making Public Art a Contender” 
by Hilarie M. Sheets
March 12, 2019

New York Times

“Leonardo Drew Rides His Magic Carpet to a New Field” 
by Hilarie M. Sheets
May 30, 2019

Artforum

“Leonardo Drew: Blaffer Art Museum” 
by Garland Fielder
May 2009