Drew was born and raised in Los Angeles. His first exposure to art was in 1983 through the “Breaking Generation’s” graffiti movement. He began with tagging and eventually moved onto drawings and murals. In 1987, Drew left the graffiti art movement for gangs. Drew spent time in juvenile hall and prison. While incarcerated, Drew would trade his drawings for food and general hygiene products. Drawing was a pastime, “an escape from the here and now.” All his artwork in the exhibition was created during his 13 years in prison. Drew is currently a Drug and Alcohol counselor and continues to draw and do legal drawings on walls.

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