Draper graduated from NCAD with a Bachelor of Design specializing in glass and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Arts Education at NCAD. Draper has participated in a number of residency programs, including the LOCIS Residency at Residence Botkyrka, Sweden; The Model, Sligo; and The Harrington Studios, Boyle, Co Roscommon.
Naomi Draper explores the fragility of our built and natural environment, investigating what defines space and how it is lived and activated by humans and non-humans. Combining a range of mediums and processes, she examines the structures and boundaries, limitations and new potentials of public and private environments. Gathering materials within a specific setting, the natural particles she finds and collects inform process' of drawing and construction techniques.