Drawings that Work: 21st Drawing Show

Curated by Andrew Stein Rafferty 

About Drawings that Work

Since 1979 the Drawing Show has been a hallmark of the BCA’s programming. Andrew Stein Raftery an Associate Professor of Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, selected the artists for this year’s exhibition. Andrew’s work is featured in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Fogg Art Museum.

The exhibition examines how artists use drawings in the preliminary stages of the creative process to convey an idea. The 36 selected artists were chosen from a wide pool of applicants and include prints that demonstrate the preparatory phase of such mediums as sculpture, video, digital prints, collage and painted color studies.


Gwen Barba, Nancy Berlin, Nataliya Bregel, Dana Clancy, Ken Clark, Camila Chavez Cortes, Michael David, Stella Ebner, Liz Ensz, Andrea Evans, Jodi Hays, Diane Hoffman, Victoria Jacob, Julie Levesque, Clara Lieu, Lara Loutrel, Jeffrey Marshal, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Kristen Mills, Stephen Mishol, Lynn Newcomb, David Teng Olsen, Andrew Pez, Linda Price-Sneddon, Trudy Raftery, Nicole Ratos Enerson, Matthew Rich, Amy Sallen, Karen Schiff, Suzanne Schireson, Brian D. Smith, Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Linda Stillman, Jonathan Weinberg, Deb Todd Wheeler, Sung Won Yun.