Drew Shiflett (b.1951, Chicago, IL) received her BA from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA from the Hofferberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Shiflett’s primary materials are paper and fabric. She is known for her labor-intensive layered collaged works, which are a synthesis of drawing, relief and sculpture. The works reference textiles and evoke architectural motifs within a compressed space that is densely woven.
Shiflett has had solo exhibitions at Lesley Heller Workspace, The InterArt Center, White Columns, and Fashion Moda, (New York, NY); Guild Hall Museum and The Drawing Room, (East Hampton, NY); and Islip Art Museum, (East Islip, NY). Her work has also been shown nationally and internationally at institutions including The Drawing Center (New York, NY), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), Sculpture Center (New York, NY), Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, (Louisville, KY), A&A Gallery, Yale University School of Art (New Haven, CT), Baltimore Museum of Art, and Kunststiftung K52 (Berlin, Germany).
Shiflett’s work has been highlighted in numerous publications including The New York Times, Art In America, The Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts award in printmaking/drawing/book arts and in sculpture; a Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship award in sculpture; and a Guggenheim Fellowship award in fine arts. She lives and works in New York City.