Born 1975 - Cleveland, OH
Jim Drain's medium ranges from silkscreen, drawing, and collage, to video and sculpture. Saturated with color and pattern, and incorporating materials such as acrylic yarn, fun-house mirrors and bath towels printed with pin-up girls, his work packs a visual punch. The results can be at once futuristic and tribal, playful and mystical, as with the machine-knitted sculptures that won him the Baloise Art Prize at the 2005 Basel Art Fair.
Jim Drain has exhibited at P.S.1, New York; Pompidou Center, Paris; the 2004 Lyon Biennial; Deitch Projects, New York; Foskal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; and at the Whitney Biennial, 2002, as part of the art collaborative Forcefield. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.