Jim Drain (b. 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a multi media artist based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. Drain 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 in 2002. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including Various Small Fires in Los Angeles, California; University of Florida, Gainesville; Locust Projects in Miami, Florida; Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin; Greene Naftali Gallery in New York; John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark; and The Garage in Moscow, Russia. Drain’s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art; Pérez 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.
In vigorously colorful mixed-media works, Jim Drain uses saturated psychedelic hues and patterns in a combination of formal exploration, art history, and popular culture.