Jim Drain

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Jim Drain
Born1975 (age 47–48)
Alma materRhode Island School of Design

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 was born in 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1998 with a B.F.A. degree in Sculpture.[2][1]

He is a former member of Forcefield, who were included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.[3] His solo exhibitions 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. ^ a b "Jim Drain". The Arts Initiative. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2021-02-27. attended RISD (1994–1998 BFA, Sculpture)
  2. ^ Kuffner, Alex (2018-10-14). "Providence basketball courts' 'murals' a fast break from the norm". Providence Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-12. Drain, a sculptor, painter and fabric-maker who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design
  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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