Jagdeep Raina

works

 

Jagdeep Raina
Kashmiri birds, 2020
Embroidery on muslin
35,6 x 25,4 cm


Jagdeep Raina
Adorned in her Mango shaped choga, 2023
Mixed media on paper, sewn with bordered fabric, batted, basted, binded into a quilt
91,44 x 101,6 cm


Jagdeep Raina
The last bits of thread, 2023
Mixed media on paper, sewn with bordered fabric, batted, basted, binded into a quilt
101,6 x 91,44  cm


Jagdeep Raina, Towards the valley, exhibition view
(photo Aurélien Mole)


Jagdeep Raina
The edge, 2023
Embroidery on muslin
30,48 x 17,78 cm
(photo Aurélien Mole)


Jagdeep Raina
Beautiful weaver, 2020
Embroidered tapestry, Kashmiri Ambi on Cotton
50,8 x 20,3 cm


Jagdeep Raina
Boundless, 2023
Embroidery on muslin
33 x 18 cm


Jagdeep Raina
Inderjeet, stay with her, 2020
Embroidery on muslin
55,9 x 22,9 cm


Jagdeep Raina
Good Luck, 2023
mixed media on paper
101,6 x 66,04 cm


Jagdeep Raina
Madame Rivière, 2023
mix media on paper
127 x 127 cm
(photo Aurélien Mole)


Jagdeep Raina
Josephine, 2023
mix media on paper
127 x 127 cm
(photo Aurélien Mole)

I WILL DREAM OF PEACE, 2022
Cotton and silk thread, muslin, natural hand dyed cotton fabric
35.56 x  25.4 cm

 

 


SHE LONGS FOR KASHMIR, 2022
Cotton and silk thread, muslin, natural hand dyed cotton fabric
54 x  25 cm

KHALSA QUEERS, 2021
mixed media on paper, sewn fabric quilt
76.2cm x 106.68cm

TRACES OF SOFT EAST LONDON, 2021
mixed media on paper, sewn with bordered fabric, batted, basted, binded into a quilt
76.2 x 81.3 cm

biography


Jagdeep Raina was born in 1991 in Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and currently lives in New York City (NY, USA).
In 2020, he was awarded a Paul Mellon Fellowship at Yale University and entered a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The same year, he received the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Between 2021 et 2023, he was a Core Program Fellow with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Jagdeep Raina has exhibited at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston (2021); Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai (2021); Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2021); Textile Museum, Toronto (2021); Soft Opening, London (2020); (Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis (2019); Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph (2019); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2018); Rubin Museum of Art, New York (2018); RISD Museum of Art, Providence (2017); Humber Galleries, Toronto (2017); Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown (2017); Camden Arts Centre, London (2016); and Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston (2016).

In 2023, he exhibited for the first time in Paris at the galerie anne barrault with “Towards the valley”. In April 2024, he was in residence at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, as part of the Nancy B. Negley Artists Residency Program. A solo show is currently dedicated to his work at the Art Gallery of Burlington (ON, Canada) and several of his works are presented at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris in the exhibition autohistorias on view until June 30th 2024.

Pluridisciplinary artist, Jagdeep Raina works with textile, drawing, writing, ceramics, 35mm film and video animation. He utilizes the archive in order to explore historical memory. His multi-media practice seeks to identify the residue left behind by the human touch, and its restorative potential.
The plurality of history is one of the main subject of Jagdeep Raina's work. Originally from the Kashmir region, his family emigrated to Canada in the 1960s because of the political climate. By focusing on various textile techniques (Kashmiri embroidery, Punjabi embroidery, shawls, phulkari), Jagdeep Raina reconnects with and revives an ancestral heritage that is now disappearing.


Solo exhibitions

2024

  • Destroyer | Art Gallery Burlington , Canada | Curated by: Jasmine Mander

  • 2024
    Ghost In The Fields, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
    Destroyer, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Canada

    2023
    Towards the valley | Galerie anne barrault – Paris
    Beautiful Zameen, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State 
 University, Bakersfield, USA
    Libby Leshgold Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

    2022
    Beautiful Zameen, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

    2021-22
    Chase, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph; Peel Art Gallery and Museum, Brampton, Canada
 Hardeep Pandhal and Jagdeep Raina, Jhaveri Contemporary, 
 Mumbai, India
    Jagdeep Raina: Bonds, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, USA 
 Memories Gave Birth to Hope, Soft Opening, London, UK

    2020
    Memories Gave Birth to Hope, Soft Opening at Picadilly Circus 
 Station, London, UK

    2019
    I promise, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada Daytimers, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, USA
    Chase, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada 2013 Jagdeep Raina, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA

    Group exhibitions

    2024

  • autohistorias | Beaux-Arts de Paris | Curated by: Skye Arundhati Thomas, Tadeo Kohan and Louise Nicolas de Lamballerie
  • 2023
    The World That belongs to Us, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West midlands, UK
    Memory is the Seamstress, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
    Who lit the fire?, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, USA
    Piecework, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
    Drawing on Our History, Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), Ottawa, Canada

    2022
    Future of Work: Letters from the Land and Water, Curated by 
 Simranpreet Anand and Srimoyee Mitra, Workers Arts and Heritage 
Centre, Hamilton, Canada
    Core Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, USA

    2021
    Drawing Room Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK
    Greater Toronto Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, 
 Toronto, Canada
    Dūje Pāse Toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From 
 the Two Punjabs, The Reach, Abbotsford, Canada

    2020
    As the snail takes the shape of its shell, The Plumb Artist Run 
 Centre, Toronto, Canada
    myselves, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2019 Cinch, Antenna Works, New Orleans, USA
    denying the calendar, the wrinkles and lines of the body, Grice
    Bench, Los Angeles, USA

    2018-20
    Vision Exchange, Perspectives from India to Canada, Art Gallery of
    Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (itinerary: Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Mckenzie Art Gallery, Regina; The National Gullery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada)

    2018
    Futures, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA
    An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

    2017
    Un/Settled, RISD Museum, Providence, USA
    Into you: On the Edge, Humber Galleries, Toronto, Canada Fellows Group Show, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, USA

    2016
    11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
    Washashore, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, USA London Summer Intensive, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK Don’t call me when you are rich and famous. Call me when you are in the gutter, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, USA
    RISD MFA Painting 2016, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA Sotto, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, Canada

    2015
    Image Landscapes, Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence, USA
    Half Master, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (Curated by Nera Lerner)
    Goonj, Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada
    A Myriad Marginalia, RISD Museum, Providence, USA

    2014
    UFO Hunters, Sol Keffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, USA

    Collections

    Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
    Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
    Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, USA University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, USA Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA

    Grants and residencies

    Residencies
    2024 Residency Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France
    2021-23 Core Program Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA
    2022 MacDowell Fellowship, New Hampshire, USA
    2021 Paul Melon Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, USA
    2019 Beaconhouse National University: South Asian Canadian Histories Association Residency, Lahore, Pakistan
    2019 Wormfarm Institute Fellowship, Reedsberg, USA
    2017 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, USA Skowhegan/RISD Matching Fellowship
    2016 The London Intensive Residency: Camden Arts Centre & Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
    2016 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Richard Florsheim Visual Arts Fellowship, Provincetown, USA
    2012 Advanced Painting Intensive Program, Columbia University, Paris, France

    Grants
    2020 Sobey Art Award Recipient, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    2020 Craft Project Grant: Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, CA
    2019 Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, CA
    2019 Jane Graham Memorial Award, Guelph Arts Council, Guelph, CA
    2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Nominee, New York, USA
    2016 International Residencies Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
    2014 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

    press


    ARTFORUM* March 2022 by Charlene K. Lau

    exhibitions


    Current exhibitions

    • Destroyer
      Art Gallery Burlington , Canada
      Curated by: Jasmine Mander
      April 13–June 23, 2024
    • autohistorias
      Beaux-Arts de Paris
      Curated by: Skye Arundhati Thomas, Tadeo Kohan and Louise Nicolas de Lamballerie
      April 24 - June 30, 2024