Peter Drake - Artist Biography
Peter Drake's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Europe and his works are included in numerous prestigious private collections as well as the collections of the Whitney Museum, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, The L.A. County Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City among others. Drake's art has been featured in 26 Solo exhibitions to date.
Articles and reviews of Peter Drake's work have appeared in Art in America, Art New England, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Time Out, and ARTnews.
Drake has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 2006 fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts award and was a awarded a year long Artist in Residency at the "Kunst Station Sankt Peter" in Koln, Germany.
Having successfully completed numerous private and corporate commissions Drake was awarded a large-scale triptych as a commission to be installed in the new Eaton Global Headquarters in Cleveland in 2013.
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.
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.