Peter Drake graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute. In 2010 he was named Dean of Academic Affairs at the New York Academy of Art. Drake¹s art has been featured in 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. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art New England, 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 2014-2015 MTA Arts For Transit site-specific public art commission for the Long Island Rail Road. He received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in painting and a National Endowment for the Arts award. Drake is an active visiting artist and lecturer at museums and colleges and has taught at Parsons the New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, the Maryland Institute College of Art and he served as a curator for The Drawing Center in New York City and for several years, wrote for Flash Art Magazine. Although predominately a painter, Drake recently has expanded his art into video and animation saying, ³ 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 I¹m still painting, just in time and space.² Peter Drake lives and works in NYC and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.