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Peter Drake

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Works in
New York City

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
figurative, surrealism, video-art, realism

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 Tell Them Stories
Art Foundry
 
Statement

Peter Drake Biography

Peter Drake’s work has been featured in 26 Solo exhibitions to date with works included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, L.A. County Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City among others.

Articles and reviews of his work have appeared in Art in America, Art New England, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Time Out, and ARTnews. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts award.

In December of 2012 Drake completed a large-scale triptych for the new Eaton Global Headquarters in Cleveland and has been commissioned by MTA Arts For Transit to create site-specific public art for the Long Island Rail Road Massapequa Station, Massapequa New York. MTA Arts For Transit is among the nation's largest public art programs and covers the Metropolitan NYC area.

Recent 2012 exhibitions include a solo show at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago and group shows at the Phoenix Art Museum, the World Financial Center in Shanghai, China and in Leipzig, Germany.

Drake is an active visiting lecturer and artist at numerous museums and colleges and in 2010 Drake was named Dean of Academics Affairs at The New York Academy of Art, a figurative MFA program in Manhattan. Additionally he served as a curator for The Drawing Center in New York City and for two years he wrote art reviews for Flash Art Magazine.

Peter Drake lives and works in Manhattan.

www.peterdrakeartist.com

www.vimeo.com/peterdrake

 

COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, CA

Arthur Anderson

 Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

Coopers & Lybrand Collection

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

Eaton Corporation

Fredrick R. Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA                       

Greenville County Museum, SC

Isla Center for the Arts, Guam

Kirkland & Ellis, San Francisco, CA

Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ., NJ

LA County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

McCrory Collection, New York, NY

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

New School for Social Research Collection, New York, NY

Oakland County Museum, Oakland, CA                       

Phoenix Museum of Art, AZ

Post-Newsweek Cable, New York, NY

Progressive Collection

Prudential Collection                       

Readers Digest Collection, NY

RxArt Collection

Stafford Trading Inc., Chicago, IL

Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

Twin Farms, VT

University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC Greensboro, NC

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012                        Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL

2009                        Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007                        District & Co., Santo Domingo, DR

2005                        Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

2003                        Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002                        Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2001                        Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR           

1997                        The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                                Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR           

1996                        Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1994                        The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1993                        Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                                Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1992                        Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1991                        Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989                        Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Koln, Germany                       

                                Kunst-Station Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

1987                        Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

                                Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1986                        Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

A Family Affair, Selections from the Progressive Art Collection, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO

Undertow 3, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, NY

2012                       

New York Academy of Art Shanghai Show, World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

In Our Back Yards, Filmnacht, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

Paper!, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Awakened, AFA Gallery, New York, NY curated by Alix Sloan

Toylanders, Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton College, NJ curated by Margaret McCann

Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

B 19, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY curated by Laurence Hegarty & Matt Freedman

Toy Stories, WAC Gallery, Westport, CT

2011                       

Salvaged, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY curated by Dina Brodsky & Tun Myaing

B-Side, York College Art Gallery, Jamaica, NY curated by Linnea Paskow & Melanie Vote

Space Invaders, Rose Contemporary, Portland, Maine

Cinematic Bodies, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL curated by Jamie Adams

Monkey Spoon, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY curated by Dominick Lombardi

ˈsäd, Kleio Projects, New York, NY curated by Michael Meadors

Negro y Blanco, District & Co., Santo Domingo, DR

2010                        

Bandits, Pirates & Outlaws, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA

Tethered to My World, TAC, Chicago, IL curated by Phyllis Bramson

Remnants, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

Conceptually Sound, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY

Looks Good on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Water Bodies, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths

Private Display, NYAA Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY

2009                       

Right to Print: Segura Publishing, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

Gone to the Dogs, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

Memoirs from Suburbia, Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN

Reconfigured and Relocated, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

My Long Island, Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY

Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

+ 2, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

SPCTCLR VWS, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY, Curated by Mary Mihelic

Partisan, Artropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, Curated by Mary Jane Jacob, SAIC           

Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

2008                       

Chroma, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY

Conventions and Attitudes, CUNY Graduate Center, NY

Summer Salon, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

HEADSetera, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

Partisan, Artropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Indifference and Apocrypha, FUEL Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2007                       

Right to Print: Segura Publishing, Scottsdale Museum of Contp. Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Peter Drake & Kim Keever: Surrealist Visions, Samuel Chen Fine Arts Center,

CCSU, New Britain, CT           

Wet, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

The Beholders Eye, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Curated by Katherine Chapin

Other, Peter Drake & Riyas Komu, Aicon Gallery, London, England

Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006                       

Contemporary Imaginings: The Tullman Collection, Mobile Museum, Mobile, AL

Conversations, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

I Love the Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Blanco & Negro, District & Co., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2005                       

Visitors From the East, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Group Show, District & Co., Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

Fur, Feathers & Friends, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

The Other Mainstream, The Weithorn Collection, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2004                       

Innocence & Insight, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY

Bullfight, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2003                       

From the Collection, Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC

the burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

                       

RECENT PRESS

Fine Arts Center Blog, Artist Spotlight: Peter Drake

Phoenix New Times, "Paper!" at Phoenix Art Museum Is One Giant Missed Opportunity, Tricia Parker

B19 The Psychic Life of Objects, Catalog, LIU Brooklyn Humanities Gallery

Art Experience NYC, "From the Perspective of the Curator: Monkey Spoon, D. Dominick Lombardi

Schiffer Publishing, “100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic”, Ashley Rooney

ARTnews, “Nothing Like the Real Thing”, Gail Gregg

The Wall Street Journal, “All's Fare in Art”, Alexandra Cheney

Jack Central, “NAU Exhibit Offers Art and Controversy”, Alicia Gillman

The New York Times, “Many Views With a Shared Sense of Place”, Benjamin Genocchio

The New York Times, “Parson’s Faculty is Cut Amid Protests by Artists”, Robin Pogrebin

ARTnews, “Peter Drake at Linda Warren Gallery”, Margaret Hawkins

Art & Antiques Magazine, “Back To The Burbs”, Edward Gomez

The Independent, London, “Tongue Tied But Still Expressive”, Sue Hubbard

Saatchi Gallery Online Magazine, Laura K. Jones

Other Exhibition Catalog, Aicon Gallery, Donald Kuspit

Traditional Home, “The Artful Life”, Candace Ord Manroe

The New York Times, “The Place We Call Home”, Benjamin Genocchio

Time Out Chicago, “Normal“ Lauren Weinberg

           

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS           

2013

MTA Arts for Transit, LIRR Massapequa Station, Massapequa New York, permanent public art installation

2006                        

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting

Confluence, Arts India, Artist Residency, New York, NY  

1997                       

Haystack Program, PSU,

1989-90           

Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Visiting Artist Residency, Koln, Germany

1987                       

National Endowment For The Arts

1989-90           

Artist In Residence, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Koln, Germany,

National Endowment For The Arts, 1987                       

 

COMMISIONS

Eaton, Cleveland, OH

Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL

MTA Arts for Transit, Finalist, LIRR

Various Private Collections

 

LECTURES / PANEL DISSCUSSIONS / INTERVIEWS

2013

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

From Beijing: Old School - New School, New York Academy of Art

2012

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Lyme Academy of Art, Lyme, CT

2011                 

Gorkysgrandaughter.com Interview by Chris Joy & Zachery Keeting                           

ionly.com.cn Interview by Song Shuan, Beijing, China

College Art Association Conference, New York, NY                       

2010                 

NYC: State of the Art Conference

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2008                 

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2007                        

Penn State University, University Park, PA

Samuel Chen Fine Arts Center, CCSU, New Britain, CT

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY

College Art Association Conference, New York, NY

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006                       

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2005                       

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY

New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

1998                       

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1997                 

Haystack Program, Portland State University, Cannon Beach OR

1990                       

CW Post Long Island University, Brookville, NY

1987                       

Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1983                       

Drew University, Madison, NJ

1986                       

Stonybrook College, Stonybrook, NY

 

BORN                       

Garden City, NY; lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION           

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Peter Drake participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 New York Academy of Art's 2014 Annual Summer Exhibition
Flowers Gallery NY
 
Feb, 2014 A Human Extension
The Lodge Gallery
 
Mar, 2013 "Undertow 3"
Sloan Fine Art
 
Feb, 2013 A Family Affair, Selections from the Progressive Art Collection
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
 
Oct, 2012 Re-animate
Linda Warren Projects
 
Sep, 2012 AWAKENED
AFA NYC
 
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