Holly Draper is from Jacksonville, Florida and currently works in Washington DC. In 2012, Draper graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a minor in Advertising. She received her MFA from Burren College of Art in Ireland in 2015.
In 2011, Draper received the Carl Steinsieck Memorial Scholarship to study abroad in Bologna, Italy-the residency culminated in a group exhibition at the Collegio San Tommaso. In 2012, she received the J. Shepard Jr. and Mary Ann Bryan Arts Endowment to further her career as a practicing artist.
Draper's work is featured in Imago Mundi, the Irish Collection at Fondazione Giorgia in Venice, Italy. Her solo exhibitions include new works in Off-the Wall Pop Up Gallery in Mountshannon, Ireland, and Munch at the Staff Club Galleries, National University of Ireland, Galway. Her work was selected for publication in the New Generation Artists Online Gallery/ The Irish Arts Review (2015), Studio Visit Magazine (summer 2016 edition), and An Image of Ireland: Contemporary Artists from Ireland (2016).