Peter Drake graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute. He was named Dean of Academic Affairs in 2010 and Provost in 2018 at the New York Academy of Art.
Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 27 Solo exhibitions to date. His work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.
Drake has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a New York Foundation Fellowship and in January 2016 was chosen to be a participant in the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program. Drake maintains a studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn and is represented by Bernarducci Gallery, New York and Linda Warren Projects, Chicago.
Drake’s Waiting for Toydot, a MTA Arts & Design permanent public art commission for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Massapequa Station opened to the public in 2015. Waiting for Toydot features 18 art glass windows and 5 ceramic/glass mosaics installed throughout the train station.
Curatorial projects include Figurative Diaspora co-curated with Mark Tansey, Piss and Vinegar: Two Generations of Provocateurs, Beautiful Beast, a contemporary representational sculpture exhibition, The Big Picture, and Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present, in partnership with the Dahesh Museum of Art. Drake previously was a curator for The Drawing Center in New York City and wrote for Flash Art Magazine.
Drake actively lectures, curates, serves as a Board Member for the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. and was a jurist for Base Istanbul 2017 and the XL Catlin Art Prize.