Drain's solo sculpture work has explored the bounds of sculpture via furniture, garment making and installation. Textiles have often provided conceptual and formal guidance in these explorations. Drain often uses a mix of knits and found material within his sculptures. Typically bright and bold, Drain uses color and pattern to find a dream-like place; it is one where material and form become the starting point for perceptual transformation. Drain makes work collaboratively, first within the collective, Forcefield (1996-2002) and also with artists Elyse Allen], Ara Peterson and Ben Russell, respectively.
Drain graduated from RISD in 1998 with a BFA in sculpture. He is a former member of Forcefield, who was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
His solo exhibition I Wish I Had a Break (2005) and I Would Gnaw On My Hand (2007) were presented at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. His work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.