Naomi Draper graduated from NCAD with a Bachelor of Design specialising in glass in 2007. Following an Erasmus programme at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, she received a scholarship to attend Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle. In 2011, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education at NCAD. Naomi has participated on a number of residency programmes within contemporary art institutions, community and educational contexts; including the LOCIS Residency at Residence Botkyrka, Sweden, The Model, Sligo, and The Harrington Studios, Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Last year Naomi presented a solo exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art. In 2019 she will develop a new project with the Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh.
Previous solo exhibitions; Florilegium, a gathering of flowers at Roscommon Arts Centre and Artbox Projects, Dublin. Group and selected exhibitions include; A seed’s a star, the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, On Beauty, Roscommon Arts Centre, One Million to One, Botkyrka Konstall, Sweden, Paper for the Sky, Interstate, Brooklyn, NY and Practice national tour; West Cork Arts Centre, Axis Balymun, Dublin, The Model, Sligo.