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Peter Drake

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, The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City and the L.A. County Museum of Art 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. The project features 18 glass windows and 5 ceramic/glass mosaics throughout the train station measuring 436 square feet of artwork. 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 artist lecturer at museums and colleges, most recently at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. 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.

Although predominately a painter, Drake recently has expanded his art into video and animation saying, “ In effect I have always thought of my work cinematically, I set the stage and then fill it with props and actors so with video it feels like I’m still painting, just in time and space.”

Peter Drake lives and works in Manhattan and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.

Peter Drake

Extenuating Circumstances 

2014

Acrylic on Panel

14 x 14 in., 16 x 16 in. framed


http://www.thelodgegallery.com/human-extension


A Human Extension curated by Amy Berger 

Inspired by the Designs of Jacqueline Popovic / Jankele


Exhibition: February 6 – 16, 2014

Artists Include: Isaac Arvold, Erik Benson, Julie Elizabeth Brady, Paul Brainard, Monica Cook, Melissa Cooke, Peter Drake, MaDora Frey, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Aaron Johnson, Christian Johnson, Michael Kagan, Karl LaRocca, Francesco Logenecker, Daniel Maidman, Lindsay Mound, Reuben Negron, Javier Piñon, Colette Robbins, Jean-Pierre Roy, Michael Schall, Kristen Schiele, Andrew Smenos, Melanie Vote, Frank Webster, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Mike Womack

Peter Drake

Extenuating Circumstances

2014

Acrylic on Panel

14 x 14 in., 16 x 16 in. framed

http://www.thelodgegallery.com/human-extension

A Human Extension curated by Amy Berger 

Inspired by the Designs of Jacqueline Popovic / Jankele

Exhibition: February 6 – 16, 2014

Artists Include: Isaac Arvold, Erik Benson, Julie Elizabeth Brady, Paul Brainard, Monica Cook, Melissa Cooke, Peter Drake, MaDora Frey, Jane LaFarge Hamill, Aaron Johnson, Christian Johnson, Michael Kagan, Karl LaRocca, Francesco Logenecker, Daniel Maidman, Lindsay Mound, Reuben Negron, Javier Piñon, Colette Robbins, Jean-Pierre Roy, Michael Schall, Kristen Schiele, Andrew Smenos, Melanie Vote, Frank Webster, Eric White, Barnaby Whitfield, Mike Womack

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The New York Academy of Art presents The Big Picture, curated by Peter Drake.

Featuring Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl, Neo Rauch, Jenny Saville and Mark Tansey, the exhibition examines the use of scale in contemporary figurative painting and features out-sized work, the largest measuring 38 feet long. The Big Picture artists, all active in the Academy’s community as critics, teachers or mentors, often use monumentality to explore their ideas.

The Big Picture is curated by Peter Drake, Dean of Academic Affairs and organized by Elizabeth Hobson, Director of Exhibitions.

The Big Picture is generously sponsored by Cadogan Tate Fine Art.

January 28 - March 2, 2014

http://nyaa.edu/nyaa/exhibitions/big_picture.html

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MTA Arts for Transit LIRR Massapequa Station Public Art Commission

Sneak peeks of the glass and mosaic samples for my upcoming MTA Arts For Transit commission for the LIRR Massapequa Station. The site-specific public art project features 18 glass windows and 5 ceramic/glass mosaics throughout the train station measuring 436 square feet of artwork. MTA Arts For Transit is among the nation’s largest public art programs and covers the Metropolitan NYC area.

I will be working with Mosaika Art and Design in Montreal for the mosaics and with Glasmalerei Peters in Paderborn, Germany.

To read more on my spring visit to Glasmalerei Peters Studios in Paderborn Germany:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151492054927618.1073741828.707947617&type=1&l=a7cbac85d7

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists

Edited by Sharon Louden


The forty essays collected in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements, and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and big picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist, and art enthusiast and will help redefine what “success” means to a professional artist.

In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists

Edited by Sharon Louden
The forty essays collected in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements, and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and big picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist, and art enthusiast and will help redefine what “success” means to a professional artist.
In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time.
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