Leonardo Drew (b. 1961) lives and works in New York, NY. Drew attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY from 1981 – 82 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1985 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY.
Drew has had domestic and international exhibitions at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, TX; Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH; The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA; Fine Art Society, London, UK; Galleria Napolinobilissima, Naples, Italy; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY; Ground Level Overlay, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collaboration, New York, NY; Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Pace Prints, New York, NY; The Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX; Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland; Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MI; San Francisco Art Institute, Walter/Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco, CA; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; VIGO, London, UK; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include Talisman In the Ages of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK; AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibitions, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; The Bleak and the Burgeoning, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AK, 2018; Talisman In The Ages of Difference, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK, 2018; 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, Odgen Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2017; Summer Group Show, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland, 2014; Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 2013; San Antonio Collects Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, 2014; Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, 2012; Memory, International Contemporary Sculpture, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Naoli, Naples, 2012; 30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, Washington, DC, 2011; and From then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, 2011.