Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. Brought up in a traditional Indian household in Glasgow, she is fascinated by the malleability of culture. Her work examines the continual adaptations and subtle changes in people’s behaviours and traditions, exploring how social histories become embedded in materials and objects. The idiosyncratic habits of family members inspire her work; 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, National Portrait Gallery, Crafts Council and Sorrel Foundation. She exhibits worldwide with recent commissions including Baltic 39 Figure Three and Jerwood Makers Open 2015. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Royal College of Art and Crafts Council.