Born Shepparton, Victoria. Lives and works between Kyabram, Victoria and Melbourne, Victoria.
Drew Pettifer is an artist and academic who currently lectures in Art History and Theory and Print Imaging Practice at RMIT University. He is scheduled to complete his doctorate in fine art (photomedia) at Monash University in early 2016. Drew’s art practice explores themes of intimacy, gender, sexuality and the politics of desire using photography, video, installation and performance. Recent exhibitions of his work include: Less than Lovers (solo), Utrecht, Tokyo (2015); Territorial Pissings (solo), Bus Projects, Melbourne (2015); Turnintensive, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin (2014); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013-14); Mapping the interior: In search of an inland sea (solo), Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2013); and, Androgyne (solo), Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (2013). Drew is currently a member of the Shepparton Art Museum Foundation Board of Directors and until early 2015 served for 6 years as a director of Bus Projects. He is also a qualified solicitor and works from time to time as an independent curator and writer. His work is held in various collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, Horsham Regional Art Gallery and Shepparton Art Museum, as well as private collections nationally and internationally.