Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects. Refashioned objects are often based on instinct and resourcefulness, reflecting a hybridity of national custom and reconsidering the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine.
Recent commissions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Goethe Institute, Baltic 39 Figure Three and Art on the Underground. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.Represented by Division of Labour.
2017Ambiguous Implements—Roco Cooperative, SheffieldAgainst Landscape—Reid Gallery, GlasgowThe Learned Society of Extraordinary Objects—Somerset House, LondonSynthetic Landscapes—Weston Park, Meadow Arts, ShropshireHouses are really Bodies—Cubitt, LondonReportrait—Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, NottinghamProduction Show:Artists House—Eastside Projects, BirminghamF U G A Z I, Division of Labour, LondonThe Warli Project—Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, IndiaThe Warli Project— commissioned by A Fine Line, Maharashtra, IndiaFountain 17, Kingston Art Gallery, HullProduction Show:Building/Developing/Testing—Eastside Projects, BirminghamCollecting Europe—V&A Museum, LondonObjects of Transcendence—Watermans, London2016The Tending of Something—Solo Show, FCAC, ScotlandCrafting the Line—Commissioned by Art on the Underground, Victoria Line, LondonUKYA National Festival 2016—UK Young Artists Award, DerbyThe Thing With Maltasingh—Gallery S O, LondonFloor, Wall, Garage, Magazine Rack—Solo Show, Hantverk & Found, Margate100 for 100, Ben Uri: Past, Present & Future—Christie's, LondonJasleen Kaur at my mum's house—Sunridge Avenue Projects, Luton, LondonJerwood Makers Open 2015 Tour—Touchstones Rochdale, LancashireUnexpected—Ben Uri Gallery, LondonBaltic39 Figure Three—Baltic 39, Newcastle2015Friday Late, Made In India—Victoria & Albert Museum, London Jerwood Makers Open 2015 Tour—Jerwood Space, London, The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Ruthin Craft Centre, WalesMigrations—curated by Jessica Hemmings, KANEKO Centre, Nebraska, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, ADspace, Sydney
2014A Place at the Table—curated by Alice Kettle, Pallant House Gallery, ChichesterSimplified Beauty—SCPLondon Future Room, Stories of a Shopkeeper—John Lewis 150 Years Exhibition, London
2013 Saplings—Pinakothek der Moderne, MunichFIX FIX FIX—curated by Glenn Adamson, Gallery SO, LondonThe Special Relationship—SCP, LondonCabinet of Curiosity—Dishoom Restaurant, London2012A Treasured Collection—V&A Museum of Childhood, London
2011 Object Abuse—KK Outlet, LondonBar Alto—Design Marketo, LondonSilver Where?—Gallery SO, LondonStreet Lights—Boucheron Jewellers in collaboration with Vogue, London
2010Sustain—Royal College of Art, LondonRCA SHOW—Royal College of Art, LondonWenn Helden Zittern—Pinakothek der Modern, MunichSchmuck 10—MunichLiving Treasures—Gallery YU, Tokyo
Awards and Residencies
2017The Warli Project Residency
2015Cove Park Funded ResidencyJerwood Makers Open 20152014Ipswich Museum Residency in collaboration with Eska
Crafts Council, LondonRoyal College of Art, London
PublicationsDominic From Luton, 2017, ISBN 978-0-995762-90-9The Tending of Something, Solo Exhibition with FCA&C, Essay by Elinor Morgan, 2016Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today, Edited by Jessica Hemmings, 2014, ISBN: 9781472530936The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1907342516Lecturing
Royal College of ArtCentral Saint MartinsKingston UniversityCamberwell College of ArtsGlasgow School of Art
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