Drew's art education began in the mountains of North Carolina studying traditional photographic techniques. After earning a minor in photography at the University of North Carolina at Appalachian, he practiced freelance photography for several years while teaching math at a public high school in central North Carolina. In 2004, he continued his advanced degree studies at Parsons the NewSchool for Design. At Parsons, Drew expanded and refined his craft to incorporate digital photography with his own unique arduous, hands-on process of physically weaving images together. His work has been shown in North Carolina, New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. While in New York, Drew worked for several contemporary art galleries, including The Edward Carter Gallery and Flowers Gallery.
Drew resides in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC, with his husband, Ralph Brabham. He is an owner of the Beau Thai restaurants, where he can often be found when not at the gallery. He is a world traveler, an aspiring chef, a CrossFit devotee, and a loyal dog owner to his boxer-beagle mutts, Walker and Sadie.