Born 1991


2016 BFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

Solo and 2 Person Exhibitions

2022 Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime – Carrara Italy
2020 On-Line – Gallery 3E – New York, NY/Virtual

Group Exhibitions

2021 Fellowship of PAFA – Gross McCleaf Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

2020 Colors – Grey Cube Gallery – Virtual
2020 Art for Uncertain Times – Center for LDS Art – Virtual

2019 Spaced Out / On Time – Spillway Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2019 Terra Not So Firma – Fjord Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2019 FPAFA – Hot-Bed Gallery – Philadelphia, PA

2018 South Bronx Pop-Up Show – New York, NY
2018 South Bronx Open Studios – New York, NY

2017 Carrara Studi Aperti – Carrara, IT
2017 Crosscurrents – Annenberg Gallery, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Abstraction Through Configuration – Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Annual Student Exhibition – PAFA, Philadelphia PA
2016 Group Exhibition – Gallery 128, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Annual Student Exhibition, PAFA, Philadelphia PA
2014 Visiting Student Show – The WYE, Berlin, DE
2014 Mapping the Whole – Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT
2014 Annual Student Show, Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT
2013 Annual Spiritual & Religious Exhibition – Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT


2022 Erre Marmo Residency, Carrara Italy
2015 Cecilia Beaux Memorial Prize, PAFA
2015 Thouron Prize, PAFA
2014 Eleanor S Gray Memorial Scholarship, PAFA
2014 R. Don and Shirley Oscarson Discovery Grant
2014 ORCA Grant, Brigham Young University
2013-14 Talent Award – The Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young University
2009-10 Talent Award – The Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young Universit

I aim to achieve clarity in response a cluttered state of mind, both for myself and the viewer. Veils, transparent objects, and things that divide and obscure hold great significance for me. I’m particularly drawn to the idea of separation, a threshold to pass through, and the desire that arises when a full image isn’t immediately given.

I’ve continually come back to the vantage point of an airplane window and I often think about it in terms of a new landscape. This godlike perspective brings me back to the idea of separation. Being obscured and removed from earth while looking back should bring clarity but the hum of the airplane only clouds the mind.

In my work I block out or obscure part or all of an image, object or photograph, creating spaces of uncertainty in the image where it can’t be viewed in its entirety. I often use veils that are created by drawing, painting, or shifting the focus. My work consists of both paintings and photographs, and I often blur the line between the two or combine them, considering photography to be a form of painting.

-Drew Rane