Nathalie Karg Gallery

Jim Drain

Jim Drain attended the Rhode Island School of Design (1994-1998 BFA, Sculpture) and was a member of Forcefield, a collective that explored the merging of music, performance film and installation into one platform.  Forcefield was active from 1996 to 2002 and was part of the Whitney Biennial, 2002.  Drain has had solo exhibitions at the University of Florida; Locust Projects, Miami; and the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin.  Drain has participated in group exhibitions at MOCA, LA; the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia; Serpentine Gallery, London; Depart Foundation, Rome; and the 7th Bienniale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon among others. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art; Peres Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Modern Art; The Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Drain was recognized with artist Bhakti Baxter for creating “best public art projects in the nation” by Americans for the Arts in 2014.

Nathalie Karg Exhibitions


The Cowl, Malena Aylwin, PC Galleries Unveils Murals in Fargnoli Park, October 2018 Vogue, Eve Macsweeney, May 2018 Art in America, Utopia Muscle, May 2017 TimeOut, Michael Wilson, Jim Drain, "Utopia Muscle", May 2017 BLOUIN ARTINFO, Chess Tables, May 2017 Wall Street International Art, Rayan Elena Vergara Meersohn, Utopia Muscle, May 2017 Coney Art Walls, Jim Drain, 2017 Curbed New York, Zoe Rosenberg, Coney Art Walls return this weekend for the summer season, 2017 Art Nerd Los Angeles, Lauren, Albrecht, Jim Drain's Seems/Seams Opens at VSF, April 2015 LA Weekly, Catherine Wagley, Jim Drain: Seems/Sems, 2015 ARTnews, The Editors of ARTnews, Consumer Reports: Jim Drain, November 2014 BLOUIN ARTINFO, Allison Meier, 25 Questions For Offbeat Materials Artist Jim Drain, November 2012 Interview Magazine, Angela Ledgerwood, Express Yourself, Jim Drain, November 2012 Art in America, Heather Corcoran, Back to Painting: Q+A with Jim Drain, November 2012 Vanity Fair, Carrie Carlisle, V.F.'s Guide to Art Basel: Jim Drain, November 2010 The New York Times Style Magazine, Deborah Shapiro, Warm and Fuzzy Department | Jim Drain's Wearable Art, January 2010