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Solo Exhibitions

1960                       Image Gallery, New York, NY

1987                       Lou Draper Photographs, The First Time Gallery, The Photo Workshop Center for Photography, Neptune, NJ

1989                       Louis Draper: Black and White Photographs, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Lawrenceville, NJ

                                Enter the City: Photograph by Louis Draper, Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ; traveled to Johnson & Johnson Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ

1995                       Louis Draper: Photographs, Mariboe Gallery, The Peddie School Hightstown, NJ

1997                       Kirby Art Center, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

1998                       Louis Draper, May Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2016                       Louis Draper, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY

2020                       True Grace, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions

1959                Photography at Mid-Century, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; traveled to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1961                Four Photographers, Image Gallery, New York, NY

1964                Danbury Academy of Art, Danbury, CT

1965                The Negro Woman, Kamoinge Workshop, New York, NY

                        Market Place Gallery, New York, NY

                        Theme Black, Kamoinge Gallery, New York, NY

1966                Perspective: An Exhibition of Photographs by the Kamoinge Workshop, Countee Cullen Branch, The New York Public Library, NY

1969                Amherst College, Amherst, MA

                        University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

1972                Kamoinge Workshop, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1973                Kamoinge Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1974                Kamoinge Workshop, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

1975                Kamoinge, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

1980                CAPS Grant Recipients, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

1983                Contemporary Afro-American Photography, Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

                        15th Annual Visual Arts Faculty Exhibitions, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

1984                Earth, Wind and Fire: Tiso, Draper, Colavita, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

                        Alternative Visions, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

                        Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

1989                19 Black Artists of the Capital County, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

                        Daughters of Rachel, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

1990                Southern Visions III, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

Photographs: Louis Draper & Aubrey  J. Kauffman, Ridler University, Lawrenceville, NJ

From a Certain Perspective: Photographs by Five Americans, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, The Library Gallery, Mercer County Community College

TAWA in the USSR, Soviet Artists Gallery, Moscow

1991                Reframing the Family, Artists Space, New York, NY

                        Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

1993                Recent Perspectives in Landscape, Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum, NJ

                        Diverse Representations II, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ


1994                Kamoinge 1994, Countee Cullen Branch, The New York Public Library

                        Artists in Celebration of Racial Harmony, Pavillion Galleries, Memorial Hospital of Burlington County, Mount Holly, NJ

                        Exhibition and Auction, Sunshine Foundation, Hamilton, NJ

1995                Mel Leipzig & Louis Draper: Faculty Exhibition, The Gallery, Mercer County Community College

Trenton Takes – 24 Hours in the Life of a City (May 3, 1995), Trenton Artists’ Workshop Association (TAWA) Project, Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum

When Trenton Baseball Roared Like Thunder, Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum

1995-96           As Seen by Four: Mel Lepizig, Lou Draper, Marge Chavooshian, Tom Malloy, ArtWorks, Trenton, NJ

1999                Jazz Plus: An Exhibition of Photography, UFA Gallery, New York, NY

2000                Crossing Over: Computer-Inspired Art, The Gallery, Mercer County Community College

2001                Earthline Landscape, The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

2002                Ties That Blind: Images of Celebration, Adversity and Identity, Robert B. Merschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, NY

2002-03           AS ONE: Kamoinge Acts Together, Institute of African-American Affairs, New York University, NY

2005                The Human Face, The Gallery, Mercer County Community College

2018                Soul of a Nation, Tate Modern, London, UK, Crystal Bridges, AR, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY, The Broad, Los Angeles, CA

2020                Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop,  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Whitney Museum, New York, NY


Public Collections

Afro-American Museum of Art and Culture, Chicago, IL

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Harlem Art Collection, the Harlem State Office Building, New York, NY

Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery, Syracuse University, NY

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library, NY

Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

University of Ghana

University of Mexico, Mexico City

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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