Leonardo Drew

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: New Works
Talley Dunn Gallery 
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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

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