100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Drew Austin

Drew Austin in his exhibition Everything at ReCreative Denver, July 2017.

#50: Drew Austin

It’s easy to think of Drew Austin as some incarnation of the many-armed Hindu goddess Kali in a human artist’s body. There’s no other feasible explanation for how this young man, fresh out of art school, gets so much done. But all joking aside, Austin’s clearly a hard worker with a community-minded ethic, who’s always ready for the next challenge. A doer? For certain — whether he’s doing a live demo at the Denver Art Museum, creating a multimedia installation for charity, curating a show by women artists he admires or volunteering as an artist-in-residence for the Wayfaring Band, a nonprofit offering experiential adventures for young people living with cognitive and developmental disabilities. How does this complete package do it all? With curiosity and gusto, as you’ll learn from his answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

Drew Austin, It’s What’s Beneath, detail from site-specific installation at the Temple Denver, January 2018.
Drew Austin, "Oh, That’s Nice," installation in Rude Gallery.

Drew Austin, "Limited Visibility no. 1 (for Regan)."
Drew Austin, "I’m Still Dreaming of You," from Current State at Next Gallery.

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