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Laura Drake

Laura Drake

Associate Professor of Industrial Design

Continuing Lecturer, Industrial Design, Visual and Performing Arts
M.A. Purdue University (1999);
M.F.A. Southern Illinois University (1990)
B.F.A. Herron School of Art, IUPUI Indianapolis (1976)

Office: PAO 3150
Office Phone: (765) 494-3058


Industrial Design

Ms Drake has been an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Purdue University since 2007. Her specialty is furniture design which has been recently exhibited at the Yodex Exhibit in Taipei, Taiwan, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, The Neocon World Trades Fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, The Beca Gallery in New Orleans, LA, The Fine Furnishings Show in Milwaukee, WI as well as throughout the Chicago area in exhibits affiliated with the Chicago Furniture Designers Association. She has a MA in Industrial Design from Purdue University as well as an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Prior to her current professional efforts Ms Drake was represented by the gallery “Art et Industrie” in New York City for 15 years.  Her works for Art et Industrie were extensively exhibited nationally and internationally and are included in many private collections.