Jim Drain

Artist and RISD grad Jim Drain lives and works in Miami, where he makes colorful paintings, knitted sculptures, and eccentric videos from a 3,000-sqft studio crammed with fabric scraps, furs, yarns, toilet tops, homemade costumes, vintage porn magazines, knitting machines, and inspirations given to him by friends like fellow artist Miranda July. A former resident of RISD’s influential Fort Thunder building and member of the Forcefield collective, he now shows his own psychedelic multimedia creations with galleries around the world and is represented by Greene Naftali in New York. His side projects include an ongoing series of Memphis-style benches for Cumulus Studios, a line of hand-knit sweaters for Opening Ceremony, and the Chain Scarf for Sight Unseen, constructed using fabric left over from his sculptures