Drew Ernst is a contemporary, figurative painter. At an early age Drew began drawing live models in figurative drawing classes at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
His attendance in these classes was arranged by mentor, Martin J. Garhart, Kenyon Art Professor, painter, and poet. At the same time, Drew was studying with watercolorist Chris Bunn.
Drew is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, America's oldest fine arts school. During his four years there, he polished his skills, studying with artists including Sidney Goodman, Peter Paone, and Bo Bartlett.
Wolff Williams & Connolly LLP
Michael Klien, esq.
Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering
Haley Fine Art
Akre Capital Management
Paul Davis Inc.
Legg Mason, Bill Miller
2012 Awake, Haley Fine Art
2010 New Work, Haley Fine Art
2010 Butler Museum, 75th National Midyear
2009 Winston-Wachter Fine Art
2006 Altered States, Solo Exhibition, Zenith Gallery
2006 70th National Midyear, Butler Museum of American Art
2006 Allegory, Winston Wachter Fine Art
2006 From Sea too Shining Sea, DC Art Center
2006 Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio
2006 Pearl Concord Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
2005 Connected, Zenith Gallery
2005 Out of Line, Seraphin Gallery
2004 New Work, Art Access Gallery
2002 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Publications & Awards
New American Paintings, August, Book # 65, pg. 26-2921 Young Artists to Collect Now. South West Art, September, pg. 135 Home & Design Sourcebook, Fall/ Winter, pg. 57 Cover Artist, Mid-Atlantic Gallery Guide, December , pg. 5-6 Magner, Jim, Artist Profile, Hill Rag, December, pg. 96 Awards
Allied Artist Award, 70th National Midyear, Butler Museum of American Art
Best of Show, Pearl Concord Gallery National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Stacey Scholarship Winner, 2002 Alexander Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, 2001 Artists' House Gallery Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum J. Henry Schiedt Travel Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum Susan Carlen Brown Prize for Aqueous Media, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
M. G. Capuzzi Memorial, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, 2000