Drew Bennett (b. 1981, Chicago, IL) is an Oakland-based artist. He graduated from Colorado College in 2004 (BA, Fine Arts). Bennett moved to San Francisco in 2005 where he exhibited painting, installation and social practice work as well as developed his own business as a designer and builder. In 2012, Bennett founded FB AIR, Facebook’s artist in residency program. Between 2012 and 2018, Bennett grew the program from a headquarters-based residency experience to an international site-specific installation program commissioning hundreds of new works annually. In 2015, Bennett co-founded Starline Social Club (Oakland) with Adam Hatch and Sam White.  Now resigned from his roles at Facebook and Starline, he is dedicated to his art and family. He has had two solo exhibitions at Ever Gold [Projects], 2019 & 2020. His work is in the collection of multiple private collections and BAMPFA.




Please inquire for available works: info@nullevergoldprojects.com




Selected Press:

Inky Goodness: Facebook AIR Creative Director Drew Bennett
euronews: Meet Drew Bennett, founder of Facebook’s Artist In Residence Program
SF Weekly: Facebook Artists in Residence Gets Analog with ‘Group Hang’
Refinery29: At Facebook, Art Becomes A Metaphor For What The Company Wants To Achieve
Artsy: What It’s Like to Be an Artist in Residence at Facebook
Mercury News: Facebook campus becomes artist’s canvas: Tech firms hire creative minds to inspire workforce




Installation view, Drew Bennett’s “The River Laughs While The Sky Cries”, 2020


Drew Bennett
“Lagoon Swimmers”, 2020
Oil on linen
44 x 48 inches


Drew Bennett
“Reflection Pool (Sarah),” 2020
Oil on birch veneered plywood
50 x 79″ [HxW] (127 x 2.66 cm)

Drew Bennett
“A Bit Lost (Dusk Outside Phonecia),” 2020
Oil on birch veneered plywood
50 x 60″ [HxW] (127 x 152.4 cm)

Drew Bennett
“Lakes Basin,” 2020
Oil on birch veneered plywood
50 x 37.5″ [HxW] (127 x 95.25 cm)

Drew Bennett
Fall #1, 2019
Oil, latex, and acrylic on wood
54 x 38 inches



Drew Bennett
Easter Forest Bathers, 2019
Oil, latex, and acrylic on wood
35 x 40 x 3 inches



Drew Bennett
Blue Lake Mountain, 2019
Oil, latex, and acrylic on wood
45 x 34 x 3 inches



Drew Bennett
“Dry Creek Walkers,” 2019
Oil, latex, and acrylic on wood
48 x 48 x 3 inches






Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:


Drew Bennett
The River Laughs While The Sky Cries
September 19 – October 31, 2020


Drew Bennett
it flows through and all around you
June 13 – July 26, 2019

[On Approval] Beta Launch
Andy Warhol, Mark Flood, Petra Cortright, Kour Pour, Adam Parker Smith, Ken Taylor, Samuel Stabler, Zachary Armstrong, William Buchina, Marc Horowitz, Sandy Kim, Jonathan Edelhuber, Guy Overfelt, Drew Bennett, Christine Wang, Casey Gray, Saif Azzuz, Facundo Argañaraz, Mieke Marple, Jeffrey Alan Scudder, Brion Nuda Rosch, and Oliver Hawk Holden
July 13 – August 24, 2019




Born 1981, Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Oakland, CA


BA (Fine/Studio Arts), Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO)



Solo Exhibitions

it flows through and all around you at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)



Selected Group Exhibitions

[On Approval] Beta Launch at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, CA)



Public Speaking

Next Wave Residencies at Res Artis Annual Summit (Kyoto, Japan)

Dismantling the Fourth Wall: New Strategies in Workplace Wellness at Gensler (San Francisco, CA)
Juror Talk for Walk the Line at GearBox Gallery (Oakland, CA)
HOLDING SPACE: Supporting Local Communities through Art for Art Bites at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Designing Authentic Intersections between Art and Community at If So, What? Art and Design Festival (San Francisco, CA)
Case Studies in Unexpected Collaborations at Culture Summit (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Keynote Speaker at Offset Dublin – Design Conference (Dublin, Ireland)

OPEN FORM: Platform Building for Analog Art in the Digital Era at The Lab (San Francisco, CA)
How Tech Companies Think About the Arts at Americans for the Arts Convention (San Francisco, CA)

Programming for Power SharingOPEN ENGAGEMENT at the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, CA)

What Can Exhibitions Do? for Summer Symposium at the San Francisco Art Institute (San Francisco, CA)

Changing the Paradigm for Corporate Art — One Art Nation at Art Silicon Valley (San Mateo, CA)
Making Connections Between the Creative Practices of Artists and the Creative Cultures Developed in Contemporary Industries for Open City: Art City at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA)