Chronologie

1961
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, USA
1981 – 1982
Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
1985
BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, USA
1990
Vermont Studio School, Artist in Residence
1991
e Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist in Residence
1993
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant
1994
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1995
ArtPace Artist in Residence
1997
Asian Cultural Council Grant
1998
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Artist in Residence
2011
Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize
Lives and works in San Antonio, TX and Brooklyn, NY

Expositions

2015
Art Basel Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
Unsuspected Possibilities, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2014
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Summer Group Show, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2013
Selected Works, SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA (solo)
Canzani Center Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, USA (solo)
VIGO, London, UK (solo)
Material World, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2012
San Antonio Collects Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art and Design, New York
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, (solo)
Pace Prints, New York, USA (solo)
Memory, International Contemporary Sculpture, PAN, Palazz delle Arti di Napoli, Naples
2011
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA (solo)
VIGO, London, UK (solo)
Galleria Napolinobilissima, Naples, Italy (solo)
Toward the Third Dimension, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO, USA
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, Washington, DC
2010
From then to Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, USA
Collected. Reflections on the Permanent Collection, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
Lost and Found: Selections from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago, USA
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA (solo)
Window Works: Leonardo Drew, Artpace, San Antonio, TX, USA (solo)
2009
Existed: Leonardo Drew, Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, USA (solo)
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA (solo)
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, USA (solo)
Fine Art Society, London, UK, (solo)
Your Golden Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Galley, New York, USA
2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA
Corcoran Gallery of Art at the College of Art and Design, Washington, DC, USA
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2007
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA (solo)
New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus Georgia, USA
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, USA
Repeat Performances: Seriality and Systems Art since 1960, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA
Reverance, HVCCA – Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA
2006
Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (solo)
Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, The New York Historical Society, New York, USA
Black Alphabet: Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2005
Brent Sikkema, New York, USA (solo)
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA
Leonardo Drew/Kara Walker, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African-American Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
2004
Material Pleasures, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2003
Hands on, Hands down, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
From Modernism to the Contemporary, 1958-1999, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, USA
2002
The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
2001
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, USA
2000
Vanitas: Meditations on Life and Death in Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA (solo)
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, USA (solo)
1999
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, USA (solo)
1998
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Bill Jenson/Leonardo Drew, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
1997
New Work: Words & Images, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, USA (solo)
1996
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA (solo)
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Currents: Leonardo Drew, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MI, USA (solo)Leonardo Drew/Mark Francis/Oliver Herring, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
1995
About Place: Recent Art of the Americas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TX
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, USA (solo)
Ground Level Overlay, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Collaboration, New York, USA (solo)
1994
San Francisco Art Institute, Walter/Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (solo)
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (solo)
Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, USA
1993
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, USA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1992
Biennial Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
Three Sculptors: Leonardo Drew, Lisa Hoke, Brad Kahlhamer, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA (solo)
1991
From the Studio: Artists in Residence, 1990-91, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

Collections publiques

West Collection, Oaks, PA, USA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, USA
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Sorigue Foundation Collection, Lérida, Spain
St Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
Caldic Collectie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX, USA
McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA