Holly Draper is from Jacksonville, Florida. She received her BFA at the University of North Florida. In 2011, she received the Carl Steinsieck Memorial Scholarship to study abroad in Bologna, Italy. The residency culminated in a group exhibition at the Collegio San Tommaso. Draper has received numerous awards through juried shows at the St. Augustine Art Association. In 2012, she received the J. Shepard, Jr. and Mary Ann Bryan Arts Endowment to further her career as a practicing artist. Holly is an MFA student at The Burren College of Art, and is scheduled to graduate in April 2015. Recent group shows include Breaking Sensation at Hive, Emerging in Waterford City, and the Annual Members Show at the Lavit Gallery in Cork. Solo exhibitions include New Works in Off-the-Wall Pop-Up Gallery, Mountshannon.