Peter Drake’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Europe and his works are included in the collections of The Whitney Museum, The Phoenix Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., The Achenbach Collection and the L.A. County Art Museum among others.

American art critic Donald Kuspit writes: “What makes Drake’s paintings convincing--expressively powerful rather than simply illustrationally efficient--is their abstract beauty. They are formally exquisite, and their formal underpinning erupts through their imagery: they instantly read as abstractions, the former gestural, the latter geometrical.”

Articles and reviews of Peter Drake’s work have appeared in Art in America, Art New England, Flash Art, Interview Magazine and The New York Times. His work was highlighted in the May ‘07 issue of Arts & Antiques Magazine in an article entitled “Back to the Burbs” written by Edward Gomez.

Drake was awarded a 2006 fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts, is a prior recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and was chosen to be the year long Artist in Residence at the “Kunst Station Sankt Peter” in Cologne, Germany.

Drake’s work is represented by District & Co., Santo Domingo, DR, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles and AICON Gallery, in London.

Peter Drake lives and works in Manhattan.
www.peterdrakeartist.com