Drew Etienne

Drew Etienne

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Iowa City , IA

I am currently an MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa with a secondary concentration in Printmaking. I received my BFA in Painting and Drawing from Indiana University where I also earned the Harry Engel Painting Scholarship and the Drawing and Painting Area Award. In 2014 I was a recipient of the Indiana Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Grant. Recently I have been honored with an artist residency at the Mokuhanga Innovation Lab in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan, as well as the Stanley Award for International Research, Graduate College Research Grant, and Mildred Pelzer Fellowship from the University of Iowa.

Artist Statement

If we as humans are to survive ourselves and our many possible extinction scenarios, we need to adopt a wider lense. We have learned so much in the past century about our place in the universe and the fact that we exist as part of a planetary ecosystem - not outside of one. We have discovered urgent terrestrial phenomena by extending our attention beyond our immediate environment and studying extraterrestrial planetary systems. The purpose of my art is to push people to take on a similarly macroscopic view and consider how much power we have to change our environment for worse or for better and how integral that is to our survival. I use various media as well as former waste materials to create work that embodies a sense of foreboding from the mistakes of our past to the possible futures that loom over us.

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Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Amy Haney
Cheryl Hochberg
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Charlene Liu
Brooke Molla
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Ali Osborn
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Jean Gumpper
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
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