About

About

"The tamer of light"

Originally from Los Angeles, Mark Drew grew up with a strong idea of freedom. This spirit of liberty runs through his veins since then and his beautiful images bear this DNA and quest for a genuine independence of mind. What struck me first when I looked up his work for the very first time was the skill and ease he has shown to secure his prey, like a wild bird digging its claws into its victim.
Mark Drew is born for beauty, he is a kind of hunter, furtive and secret, aiming to tame the untamed frontier enriching his images with a magical spell of light. 
This is what I call talent, a "tamer of light." 

–René-Julien Praz, Curator, Praz-DelaVallade, Paris, France 

A native of Los Angeles, Mark Drew grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey and currently works in New York City and Paris, France.

Awards

New Industry Arts Emerging Photographer, New York City, New York, 2010
Art Is Hope Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris, France, 2012
Art Is Hope Exhibition, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013 
Remove Clothes, PIASA, Paris, France, 2014

Books

Lʼillusion du bonheur, La Revue Bancal, Paris, France, 2015 

Exhibitions

*Grand Palais, Paris, France 2012, Art is Hope
*Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013
*PIASA, Paris, France 2014, Art is Hope (Remove Clothes) 

Clients+Publications

A-R-E-A, New York City
Blanche
Creem
Depesha
Dossier
Devi Kroell Eyewear, New York City
Essential Homme
Fault
Fiasco
Gilles Montezine, New York City
INCA Swimwear, Miami
InShoes
Italian Vogue (digital)
Mavi Jean Co, New York City
Saint Rita Parlor, Los Angeles 
Schon
Sephora, New York City
SID Magazine
Stories Collective
S Magazine
Out
West East
1883