2013 M.F.A., Painting & Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT.

2008 B.A. in Studio Art & East Asian Studies, DePauw University, Geencastle, IN.


2019 The Magic Hour, Group Exhibition Curated by Calli Moore of See You Next Thursday

2018  In Between the Lines, Group Exhibition. Pratt Institute Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 

Drea Cofield & Eva Hild, Two Person Exhibition. Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY.

Lotus Eaters, Solo Exhibition. Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY.

 How To, Group Exhibition. National Academy of Design. New York, NY. 

This Kitten Got Your Tongue Tied, Group Exhibition. Beverly's. New York, NY. 

2017   Right Side Out: The Modern Self-Portrait, Group Exhibition. Able Baker Contemporary. Portland, ME.

Summer 2017: Drea Cofield & Ping Zheng, Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY.

Ocotillo, Group Show curated by Jonathan DeDecker, Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2016  GRAMMAR, Group Exhibition, Coustof Waxman Gallery, New York, NY.

Rise & Grind, a Mural & Exhibition by Drea Cofield. Ideal Glass Gallery, New York, NY

Bomb Pop-Up!. Group Exhibition. 1822 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, NY.

Drea Cofield . Solo Exhibition. Durden & Ray. Los Angeles, CA.

2015   The Landscape Changes 30 Times. Group Exhibition. Anahita Gallery. Tehran, Iran.

2014   Night Garten Mural by Drea Cofield Opening. Olde Mecklenberg Brewery. Charlotte, NC.

2013   For Ed: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad & Lass. Group Show curated by Robert Storr. 

New Haven, CT.

Seduction. Group Exhibition. C.C.C.P. North Light Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.

We Had Lunch Together. Solo Exhibition. Aisling Gallery at The Study. New Haven, CT

Painting & Printmaking Thesis Exhibition. Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT

2012  Second-Year MFA Painting Exhibition. Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT

2012  Video Screening Curated by Meredith James & Michel Auder. New York City, NY.

2011   First-Year MFA Painting Exhibition. Yale School of Art. New Haven, CT.

Figuratively Speaking. Group Exhibition. Twenty-Two Gallery. Charlotte, NC.

2010  Solo Exhibition. Whiskey Warehouse. Charlotte, NC.

2010  The Hot Ones Only Get Hotter. Group Exhibition. Rogue Elefant Gallery. Indianapolis, IN

2009  Fetish. Duo Exhibition. The Low Road Gallery. Greencastle, IN

 Group Exhibition. International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Montecastello, Italy

2008  Senior Show 2008. Group Exhibition. Richard E. Peeler Art Center. DePauw University. Greencastle, IN.

 The Mirror. Solo Exhibition. Richard E. Peeler Art Center. DePauw University. Greencastle, IN.


2015  Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

2012  Yale School of Art, Gloucester Painting Prize

2011   The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Art Residency with Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway.

2009 National Society of Arts & Letters, Naomi Winston Scholarship

Fifth-Year Intern Honor Program. DePauw University Art Department. Greencastle, IN.

Art Residency at the International School of Painting, Drawing, & Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy

2008 Fritz-Smith Memorial Award. DePauw University Acquisition. Greencastle, IN.


Maher, Daniel Milroy. Drea Cofield's paintings explore her past through mythological and allegorical contexts. It's Nice That. February 2019.

Hamada, Kimi. Artist Spotlight: Drea Cofield. Booooooom. January 2019.

Cascone, Sarah & Goldstein, Caroline. From Joan Mitchell's Early Works to Daniel Arsham's Dystopian Future: 45 Can't-Miss Gallery Shows in New York this September. Artnet News. August 2018.

Carrigan, Margaret. When Word's Fail: “Grammar” at New York's Coustof Waxman Gallery. Blouin ArtInfo. January 2017.

Artists Rule at Durden and Ray: Reviews of Americanism and Yvette Gellis & Drea Cofield. Diversions LA. June 2016.


2018 How To. Three days of Workshops taught by artists, Immersive Art, & Music organized by BombPop!Up and produced by David Humphrey and the National Academy of Design at the National Academy of Design Museum & School, New York, NY. 

2017 BPU02: I Want to Believe. A Six-Day Art & Music Residency by BombPop!Up Productions including a Group Art Show curated by Drea Cofield., Music Performances, Social Programming & Fundraising, and a printed pamphlet of artist-made conspiracy theories. Coustof Waxman Annex, 10 Montgomery Street, New York, NY.

2016 Bomb Pop! Up Show: A Three-day Three-Story Art & Music Show Curated by Drea Cofield including 34 artists, a Group Show, 13 Project Spaces, 2 Art Performances, 4 Music Performances, one DJ, & one Zine. 1822 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.