SAM DRAKE

b. 1993, Brighton, UK

samrobertdrake@hotmail.co.uk


EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Painting 2019 

Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Painting and Printmaking 2016


AWARDS

The RSA William Littlejohn Award 2019

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Second Grant Award 2018

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Award 2017

The Professor Baruch Kirschenbaum Term Scholarship 2017-2019

RISD Fellowship 2017-2019

Walter Scott Purchase Prize 2017

RSA New Contemporaries Selected Artist 2016 

Wells Art Contemporary Award, (45 Park Lane Mayfair Prize) 2016 

Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize 2016

The Royal Glasgow Institute Glasgow School of Art Graduate Award

Richard Ford Award 2014 

EXHIBITIONS

2020

Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2020

2019

RISD Graduate Painting Thesis Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY, 

New Contemporaries, RISD Museum Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

Crocodile Tears, Morgan Fine Arts Building, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Kate Mothes (yngspc)

Grad Selections , Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

RISD Graduate Show, Providence, RI, 

Fresh Faces, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 

Arusha Gallery at London Art Fair 2019 -Arusha Gallery


2018

Graduate Painting Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence

Expectations, Field Projects Gallery, New York, New York 

Oli Epp Studio Residency, The Koppel Project, London 

Velvet Ropes, GIFC Norway Tour by Galleri Golsa 

LA Summer, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

Emerging Artists 2018,Park Lane, London, UK

2017

The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts New Graduate Prize, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 

WAC Rewind, Bishops Palace, Wells 

RSA New Contemporaries, The Mound, Royal Scottish Academy

 

2016 

Wells Art Contemporary, Bishops Palace, Wells

RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh 

Best of Degree Show, Sixfoot Gallery, Pentagon Centre, Glasgow Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, The Tontine Building, Glasgow Painters Gonna Paint, The Tontine Building, Glasgow 

Lynn Painter-Stainers Pain, Mall Galleries

London Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, 

Rising Stars, Lloyds Register Gallery, London 

W. Gordon Smith Award, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh 


2014 

Richard Ford Award, Travel Scholarship to Museo Del Prado, Madrid 


COLLECTIONS

Brown Arts Initiative Collection, Brown University, USA

Angela J Higgins, Glasgow 

Walter Scott Collection, Edinburgh 

PUBLICATIONS

Brandeis University: Brandies Blacklist Journal Volume IV

Saatchi Art: Invest In Art 2017 Report: Emerging Artists to Buy Now

RSA New Contemporaries, 18th February-15th March 2017, The Royal Scottish Academy p 46

https://www.saatchiart.com/invest-in-art

http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2017/02/rsa-new-contemporaries/

https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/rsa-new-contemporaries-award-winners-announced

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13308980.Glasgow_School_of_Art_students_draw_on_experience_of_Clyde_shipbuilding_during_First_World_War/