Jim Drain

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Jim Drain (born 1975) is an American mixed media artist. Drain often makes work collaboratively, first within the collective, Forcefield (1996–2002) and also with artists Elyse Allen, Ara Peterson, and Ben Russell, respectively.

Life and work[edit]

Drain graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture.[1][2]

He is a former member of Forcefield, who was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.[3] His solo exhibition I Wish I Had a Beak (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.[4]

He was the 2005 recipient of the Bâloise Prize.[5]


  1. ^ Kuffner, Alex. "Providence basketball courts' 'murals' a fast break from the norm". providencejournal.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  2. ^ "Jim Drain". Fabric Workshop and Museum. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  3. ^ Smith, Roberta (2006-12-16). "Looking for Graphic Lightning From Fort Thunder". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  4. ^ "Jim Drain". The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  5. ^ Christine Temin, Knitting his way to the top, The Boston Globe, June 26, 2005.

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