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Todd Drake
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Ditmas Park


ARTIST STATEMENT: We are all equally human. I make art to remind us of our shared humanity.

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Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

North Carolina Arts Council Artist in Education Grant, 2014-2015
Chancellor’s Grant for Diversity, UNCC, Charlotte, NC, 2014
Honorary induction into Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society, UNCG,
Greensboro, NC, 2012
Scholars Latino Initiative, grant to support Help: Hidden Work, Hidden Lives exhibition, 2012
Fulbright-Hays Fellowships to Jerusalem, West Bank ( 2013) and Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
(2011)sponsored by the US State Department.
Rockefeller Fellowship, The University Center for International Studies, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2004-2005
Christopher Foundation Grant for completion of Drawn in Project Documentary, 2001 and 2002.
Central Piedmont Artist Hub Grants, United Arts Council, 2001 and 2006

Solo and Curated Exhibitions

NC Arts Council Artist in Residency Exhibitions; FaithAction International House and Northeast Guilford High School, Greensboro, NC
JustUs Exhibitions at Center City Gallery and Student Union, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Double Vision - Palestinian Perspectives, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
UCC Solo Exhibition, Greensboro, NC
Bahrain Arts Center, Mahnama, Bahrain
Double Vision - Palestinian Perspectives, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (group show)

Out of the Darkness, Narratives of Recent Immigrants, Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC
World Vision Educators Conference, University of North Carolina
The Stories We Tell, International Academy of Contemporary Art-Palestine
The Stories We Tell, American House, Jerusalem, Jerusalem.
Elon College, Elon, North Carolina
Lifting the Veil Conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Zones of Contention, the U.S./Mexico Border, Greensboro, NC (This
is a five person, invitational exhibition curated by Xandra Eden. )
Heart Mountain Japanese Internment Camp Museum, Wyoming
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (October)
Help: Hidden Work, Hidden Lives exhibition, University Galleries, North Carolina A & T State
University, Greensboro, NC
Principled Problem Solving Center and Hege Library exhibits, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington, Indiana
St. Thomas of Aquinas, Sparkill, NY

Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, North Carolina
New York University, Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, New York, New York
Unity Through Identify: Esse Quam Videri and Bahraini Self Portraits, workshop in Kingdom of Bahrain, sponsored by the US State Department
Through His Eyes: Group exhibition in Saudi Arabia.

2009 - 2011
The Esse Quam Videri Project- collaborative project with Muslim Americans living in North Carolina to create self-portrait images that speak to stereotypes and misunderstandings between the Muslim and non-Muslim community. Exhibitions have been held at:

International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Greensboro, NC
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Federal Express Global Education Center, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC
Khan Community Day, Asheville, NC
NC Eid Festival, Cary, NC
FaithAction International House, Greensboro, NC

The Talking Mobile Project- a Collaborative project with Northern Guilford High School and Wade Billeisen, addressing integration of two school communities into one, Summerfield, NC

Going to Carolina del Norte Photographic Portraits, The Community Care Center (Health Clinic), Winston-Salem, NC
Table of Honor to Mexican / Latino Immigration, Going to Carolina del Norte Photographic Portraits, and exhibition of Give Me Eyes Painting Series, Sawtooth Arts Center, Winston Salem, NC
Help Us Heal - Community collaborative painting in response to the Bryan Hall Fight between Palestinian students and members of the Guilford football team. This painting was created with the help of four art majors and art and comments collected from the Guilford College community.

Give Me Eyes: Hidden Art Walk, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC Interactive installation that invited participants to find 6 hidden boxes within the surrounding community. Collected images create a narrative on illegal immigration from Mexico.
Table of Honor to Mexican / Latino Immigration, Latino Forum, UNCG, Greensboro, NC an installation inviting the community to place objects in honor of friends and family from Latin America.
Going to Carolina del Norte Exhibition, Photographs and paintings, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Installation and Exhibition of et al series of paintings, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC
Planting Anew: Student Works from the Rockefeller Fellowship Workshops, University Center for International Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina

O P E N - an audience influenced drawn and painted installation, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

Exquisite Dream: A Drawn In Project, temporary drawn mural, Outer Gallery, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC

Rita Mirabula, Blue Pony Gallery and Press, Charlotte, NC

New Paintings and Community Journal, Leons on State Street, Greensboro, NC

Forgotten Flight, Roanoke Island Festival Park Gallery, Manteo, NC
Unborrowed Light, Coincidence Gallery, Richmond, VA


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