Drew Nikonowicz (born in St. Louis Missouri, 1993) earned a BFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016. His work employs analog photography, computer simulations, Community-building, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi’s, open-source software, and more to address exploration and collaboration in contemporary culture.

Drew uses he/him pronouns, believes strongly that black lives matter, that trans rights are human rights, and that we should reallocate police funds. Empathy over understanding, y’all.

He has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2015 he recieved the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the Lenscratch Student Prize. In 2017 Nikonowicz completed a one-year residency at Fabrica Research Centre. His first photobook, This World and Others Like It, was co-published by Yoffy Press and FW:Books in 2019. It was awarded Jurors' Special Mention at the 2019 Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards.

Drew can be found hanging out with artists in the Localhost School of Art Discord, making art in his studio, and live-streaming art & games on Twitch from Saint Louis, Missouri. He is also the Photography Technician at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University.

For print sales and other inquiries: drew@nikonowicz.com


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I also run: Localhost Gallery | Standard Cameras