Ronald A. Draper
Young Professional Leadership Council Member
Ronald A. Draper is a multidisciplinary artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York. The NAACP and Urban League award-winning artist serves as the Director of Contemporary Arts and Culture at Harlem Hospital Center, creating displays for individual spaces across the 200,000 square-foot campus.
Draper uses a multitude of artistic materials and extremely deliberate decision-making to create one of a kind art experiences. Draper moves beyond traditional thinking, his use of new materials and his ability to create new combinations with these materials pushes his artistic messaging to new heights. His multi-sensory artistic dynamic teases the senses. His artwork will please your sense of sight, appeal to your sense of self, and broaden your sense of what’s going on in the world.
Draper owns and operates the RD Showroom in the Port Morris section of the South Bronx. As the first Black-Artist-owned gallery in the Bronx, Draper is working to add to the narrative around the idea of an artist being in control of their own destiny.