Jasleen Kaur

Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. She is fascinated by the malleability of culture and how social histories become embedded in materials and objects. Her refashioned objects are based on instinct and resourcefulness, reflecting a hybridity of national custom and reconsidering the realities of materiality, usage and everyday routine.

Jasleen is a visiting lecturer at The Royal College of Art and devises workshops and programmes for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Crafts Council, Art on the Underground and Sorrell Foundation. She exhibits worldwide and was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open in 2015. Her work is also part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.

Selected Exhibitions

100 for 100, Ben Uri: Past, Present & Future—Christie’s, London
Jasleen Kaur at my mum’s house—Sunridge Avenue Projects, Luton, London
Jerwood Makers Open 2015 Tour—Touchstones Rochdale, Lancashire
Unexpected—Ben Uri Gallery, London
Baltic39 Figure Three—Baltic 39, Newcastle

Friday 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, Wales
Migrations—curated by Jessica Hemmings, KANEKO Centre, Nebraska, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, ADspace, Sydney

Selected By—Limoncello Gallery curated by Michael Marriott and Jessie Wine, London
A Place at the Table—curated by Alice Kettle, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Simplified Beauty—SCP
London Future Room, Stories of a Shopkeeper—John Lewis 150 Years Exhibition, London

Saplings—Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
FIX FIX FIX—curated by Glenn Adamson, Gallery SO, London
The Special Relationship—SCP, London
Cabinet of Curiosity—Dishoom Restaurant, London

A Treasured Collection—V&A Museum of Childhood, London

Object Abuse—KK Outlet, London
Bar Alto—Design Marketo, London
Silver Where?—Gallery SO, London
Street Lights—Boucheron Jewellers in collaboration with Vogue, London

Sustain—Royal College of Art, London
RCA SHOW—Royal College of Art, London
Wenn Helden Zittern—Pinakothek der Modern, Munich
Schmuck 10—Munich
Living Treasures—Gallery YU, Tokyo

Awards and Residencies

Cove Park Craft Residency
Jerwood Makers Open 2015

Ipswich Museum Residency

Permanant Collections

Crafts Council, London
Royal College of Art, London


Cultural Threads: Transnational Textiles Today, Edited by Jessica Hemmings
The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art

Guest Lecturing

Royal College of Art
Central Saint Martins
Kingston University
Camberwell College of  Arts
Glasgow School of Art


British Council Voices