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Peter Drake, is an artist who has shown consistently for 30 years and has had 26 Solo exhibitions with works 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. Press includes Art in America, Art New England, ARTPULSE, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Time Out, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, Art at Eaton Center and The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture.

Drake is currently working on a MTA Arts & Design site-specific public art commission for the LIRR Massapequa Station to be installed in 2 phases during 2014 - 2015. Curatorial projects include "Beautiful Beast" a contemporary representational sculpture exhibition opening January 27, 2015 and "The Big Picture"which featured Desiderio, Fischl, Rauch, Saville and Tansey in Spring 2014. nyaa.edu/nyaa/exhibitions/beautiful_beast.html

Although predominately a painter, Drake 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.”

Drake served as a curator for The Drawing Center in New York City, wrote for Flash Art Magazine for several years and in 2010 Drake was named Dean of Academic Affairs at the New York Academy of Art.
nyaa.edu

Peter Drake lives and works in NYC and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.
lindawarrenprojects.com

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MTA ARTS & DESIGN COMMISSION
Waiting for Toydot by Peter Drake
LIRR Massapequa Station
Installation in 2 Phases, 2014 - 2015
Site-Specific Public Art
web.mta.info/mta/aft/

DISTURBING INNOCENCE curated by Eric Fischl
The FLAG Art Foundation, NYC
October 25 - January 31, 2015
flagartfoundation.org/exhibitions/disturbing-innocence

LOVE IT LOCKET LEAVE IT curated by Diana Corvelle
Island Weiss Gallery
December 10 – January 30, 2015 by appointment
islandweiss.com

BEAUTIFUL BEAST curated by Peter Drake
Wilkinson Gallery
January 27 - March 8, 2015
nyaa.edu/nyaa/exhibitions

ARTPULSE MAGAZINE
A Conversation with Peter Drake
No. 20 Vol.6, 2014 pg. 50-54
artpulsemagazine.com

THE FIGURE: PAINTING, DRAWING, AND SCULPTURE
Skira Rizzoli Publishing
Part II, Present Reflections
Artist Methodology: Peter Drake pg. 138-9
nyaa.edu/nyaa/figure_book.html

RECENT:
LIVING and SUSTAINING a CREATIVE LIFE
Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK
November 6 - December 6, 2014
abersonexhibits.com/exhibitions/living-and-sustaining-creative-life/living-and-sustaining-creative-life
sharonlouden.com/book_projects.shtml

NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
John P. Weatherhead Gallery at St. Francis University, Ft. Wayne, IN
November 8 - December 21, 2014
news.sf.edu/2014/09/30/usf-exhibition-spotlighting-contemporary-painting-rolling-stones-fort-wayne-visit-photos

TELL THEM STORIES
Art Foundry
October 10 – November 1, 2014
Curated by Tun Myaing & Marshall Jones
theartfoundry.us

THE BIG PICTURE - Curated by Peter Drake
Desiderio, Fischl, Rauch, Saville, Tansey
Jan. 28 - March 2, 2014
nyaa.edu/nyaa/exhibitions/big_picture.html

POETS AND ARTISTS MAGAZINE
Issue #56 June 2014
"Celebration" curated by Daniel Maidman
poetsandartists.com/substance-curated-issue

STUDIO VISIT WITH ROMANOVGRAVE
romanovgrave.com/studio-visits/peter-drake

The "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" Roundtable
With Coco Papy, Sharon Louden, Beth Lipman, and Julie Heffernan
bookslut.com/features/2014_03_020559.php

"Bigger is Better", Interview Magazine, Rachel Small
interviewmagazine.com/art/the-big-picture-new-york-academy-of-art/

Peter Drake - Studio Visit Interview
vimeo.com/52057382

Peter Drake - Artist Lecture
vimeo.com/55571996

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