Jagdeep Raina (b. 1991, Guelph, Canada) has a research-based practice that begins with examining documents of Kashmiri and Punjabi Sikh communities in the South Asian diaspora. Meticulously working in drawing and textile, Raina questions the assumption of diasporic homogeneity, and looks for instances of marginalized communities, whether consciously or not, further perpetuating the circumstances of their marginalization. Since these narratives exist outside of dominant histories, Raina engages with unusual materials as sources such as vernacular photos in domestic spaces and oral histories, often recreating them from memory.

Raina received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 and is a 2017 graduate of the Skoweghan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited internationally at 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). Raina lives and works in Guelph, Canada.


Born 1991, Guelph, Canada
Lives and works in Guelph, Canada


Skoweghan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, USA

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Art After India Graduate Seminar, Brown University, Providence, USA

BFA, Western University, London, Canada

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Disappearing zameen, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, USA (Forthcoming)
Frieze New York, Cooper Cole, New York, USA (Forthcoming)

I promise, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Daytimers, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, USA
Chase, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Jagdeep Raina, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Vision Exchange, Perspectives from India to Canada, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta [itinerary: Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Mckenzie Art Gallery, Regina; The
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada]

Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, California (Forthcoming)

Cinch, Antenna Works, New Orleans, USA

Futures, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA

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

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

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

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


Beaconhouse National University: South Asian Canadian Histories Association Residency, Lahore, Pakistan
Wormfarm Institute Fellowship, Reedsberg, USA

Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Nominee
Skoweghan/RISD Matching Fellowship

Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Richard Florsheim Visual Arts

Fellowship, Provincetown, USA

International Residencies Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
The London Intensive Residency: Camden Arts Centre & Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Advanced Painting Intensive Program, Columbia University, Paris, France

Selected Press and Publications

Ed. Erickson, Ruth. New American Painting. MFA Annual, Issue 141.

Chunara, Nazish. “Interview with Jagdeep Raina.” Venison Magazine. Winter, 2017
Dreskin, Jeanne. “Critics Pick Los Angeles: Jagdeep Raina.” Artforum.com, October
Ed. Sherman, Elisabeth. New American Painting, MFA Annual, Issue 129

Ed. The Power Station of Art and Raqs Media Collective + Sarda, Shveta. “Why Not Ask Again? 11th Shanghai Biennial.”


Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, USA


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