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LEONARDO DREW: WORKS ON PAPER

26 August - 1 October 2021

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present a selection of new works on paper by Leonardo Drew.

Known for his abstract sculptural works, Leonardo Drew creates artworks that expand and explode into the space they occupy. Typically working in large scale with raw materials including wood, cotton and scrap metal – all carrying references to America’s past – Drew transforms chaos into balanced order while addressing social and historical topics.

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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper and straw on paper 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches 58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper and straw on paper 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches 58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper and straw on paper 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches 58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper and straw on paper 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches 58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper and straw on paper 23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches 58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Leonardo Drew
Number 93SD, 2021
Cast paper and straw on paper
23 x 23 x 2 1/2 inches
58.4 x 58.4 x 6.4 cm
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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 93SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches 88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
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Leonardo Drew
Number 96SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
34 3/4 x 35 x 3 inches
88.3 x 88.9 x 7.6 cm
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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 87SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 87SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 87SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 87SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
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Installation view

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Leonardo Drew Number 87SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew
Number 87SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1  7/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.8 cm
SOLD

 

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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 95SD, 2021 Wood, plaster and paint on paper 35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 95SD, 2021 Wood, plaster and paint on paper 35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 95SD, 2021 Wood, plaster and paint on paper 35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 95SD, 2021 Wood, plaster and paint on paper 35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
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Installation view

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Leonardo Drew Number 95SD, 2021 Wood, plaster and paint on paper 35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches 88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
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Leonardo Drew
Number 95SD, 2021
Wood, plaster and paint on paper
35 x 34 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
88.9 x 88.3 x 13.3 cm
SOLD

 

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In this suite of new works on paper, Drew employs a similar aesthetic on a smaller scale. Collaged sculptures of plaster bits, paint chunks, cast paper and bundled straw fit neatly into a square frame. The intentional scale and finite border lend order from the outside in, a clear juxtaposition to the familiar expression within. 

 

Content

Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

Inquire
Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

Inquire
Leonardo Drew Number 89SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew
Number 89SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 3.8 cm
$28,000.
SOLD

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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 94SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 23 x 22.9 x 2 inches 58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 94SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 23 x 22.9 x 2 inches 58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 94SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 23 x 22.9 x 2 inches 58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
SOLD

 

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 94SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 23 x 22.9 x 2 inches 58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
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Installation view

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Leonardo Drew Number 94SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 23 x 22.9 x 2 inches 58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
SOLD

 

 

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Leonardo Drew
Number 94SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
23 x 22.9 x 2 inches
58.4 x 58.2 x 5.1 cm
SOLD

 

 

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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 92SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm

 

Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew Number 92SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm


Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
SOLD
 

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 92SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm


Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
SOLD

 

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Leonardo Drew Number 92SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm

 

Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
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Installation view

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Leonardo Drew Number 92SD, 2021 Plaster and paint on paper 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches 58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm


Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
SOLD

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Leonardo Drew
Number 92SD, 2021
Plaster and paint on paper
22 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches
58.1 x 58.1 x 4.1 cm
SOLD
 

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Content

Leonardo Drew Number 97SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches 85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 97SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches 85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 97SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches 85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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Leonardo Drew Number 97SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches 85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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Installation view

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Leonardo Drew Number 97SD, 2021 Cast paper on paper 33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches 85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm

Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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Leonardo Drew
Number 97SD, 2021
Cast paper on paper
33 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 4 inches
85.7 x 88.3 x 10.2 cm
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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Drew bio text

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.


Recent solo museum exhibitions include Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy. Drew's work is in the collections of many public institutions, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; and Tate, London. 

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Press Release

Leonardo Drew: Works on Paper

26 August through 1 October 2021

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new works on paper, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with Brooklyn-based artist Leonardo Drew.

 

Known for his abstract sculptural works, Leonardo Drew creates artworks that expand and explode into the space they occupy. Typically working in large scale with raw materials including wood, cotton and scrap metal – all carrying references to America’s past – Drew transforms chaos into balanced order while addressing social and historical topics.

 

In this suite of works on paper, Drew employs a similar aesthetic on a smaller scale. Collaged sculptures of plaster bits, paint chunks, cast paper and bundled straw fit neatly into a square frame. The intentional scale and finite border lend order from the outside in, a clear juxtaposition to the familiar expression within.

 

Leonardo Drew was born in 1961 in Tallahassee, Florida. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His works have been shown internationally and are held in numerous public collections including the deYoung Museum, San Francisco; San Francisco International Airport; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and Tate, London.

 

Recent solo museum exhibitions include Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Madison Square Park, New York; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2013); the Columbus College of Art & Design (2013); Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (2006); and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2000). Drew’s mid-career survey, Existed, premiered at the Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston in 2009, and traveled to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Drew has exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Miami Art Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum.  A mid-career survey exhibition, Existed: Leonardo Drew, debuted at the Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston in 2009 and continued to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.