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Designer Collections presents Designer Drew McGukin

June 22nd, 2011. Published in INTERVIEWS by Staff Writer.

  Designer Collections presents Drew McGukin


What is the last exhibition you attended?

Picasso and Marie-Thérèse L’amour fou / Gagosian Gallery

How would you describe the décor in your home?

Eclectic and genuine – comfortable and sexy.

What was the first work of art that you purchased?

Gosh… I’ve had so many collections – I’ve bought, sold and created so many pieces. In college I collected vintage paintings of all sorts. How about my favorite? Years ago I bought a small beaded painting by Betsy Youngquist called “The Consequences of Unmindful Grazing.” It’s about 11x14 and compromised of 100s of tiny, sometimes shimmering beads. I love the expression, execution and message! I have the piece propped on my desk.

What artists most inspire or influence you?

Major artists – Matisse, for the classics. Edvard Munch. Balthus. Contemporary – my absolute favorite is Ahn Dhong. Latest Intrigue – Aboriginal Art



Drew McGukin tackles the interior design world with a unique level of energy, great pace, and more than ten years of success in residential real estate sales in Atlanta, GA. Graduating from The New York School of Interior Design in May 2010, Drew kicked off as lead designer in his own NY-based firm, after a year-stint with Matthew Yee Interiors. As a designer, Drew is known for a touch of the ‘unexpected,’ combined with beautifully distressed textures and bold patterns that vibrate with the perfect amount of sophistication, warmth, innovation, style and approachability. He served as the 2009-10 Student Representative to the Board for ASID NY Metro, and continued his work in the Chapter as the Emerging Professionals Chair for 2010-11, and sits on the Student Advisory Council for ASID National. In 2009, Drew was instrumental in reestablishing student ASID chapters at Parsons, FIT and SVA. In 2010, Drew was selected by The New York Design Center as one of 30 designers set to launch Access to Design™—a concierge service providing accessibility for consumers to the industry’s top design talents and product offerings through NYDC.


Drew's Top Ten Art Picks













 Top to Bottom: Diana Delgado, Unlikely Constellation. 48" x 72", Oil on Canvas, Mixed Media. Avery McCarthy, There are No Stars Here X. 40" x 40", Photography. Alexander Charriol, Never Trust a Woman In Heat. 44" x 39", Oil on Canvas. Kelly Biggs vivar, Ode to Franz.16" x 20", Acrylic on Canvas. Jade Doskow, Pool. 30" x 36", Photography. Annika Connor, Amedeo. 24" x 36", Watercolor. James Kennedy, Blue Print to an Open Sky. 60" x 60", Mixed Media. Rotem Reshef, Break Through. 71" x 79", Acrylic on Canvas. Ysabel LeMay, Emoglobine. 48" x 48", Archival Print, Edition of 7. Ramon Grosos, Timeless Aesthetic Value. 47" x 55", Acylic on Canvas.




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