Jacob Hashimoto

BIOGRAPHY

Contemporary American artist known for his sculptural wall and ceiling installations. Inspired by his Japanese heritage, these works are comprised of hundreds of small kites made from folded rice paper and supported by bamboo slivers. Hashimoto cites a variety of source material for his abstract compositions, which at times suggest the natural world or at others the digital landscape of videogames. He explains that his aesthetic is to “take design as a marker of culture,” and that his work takes design “from different areas that represent different periods of time, different parts of the world and kind of weaves them together to create kind of a tapestry of…it’s the life that I see around me. So [the sculptures] are kind of like cultural landscapes.” Born in 1973 in Greeley, CO, the artist went on to attend the School of the Art Institute Chicago. He has exhibited with Mary Boone Gallery in New York and Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and his works are in the collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, the University of Chicago, and the University of Houston, among others. Hashimoto lives and works between New Brooklyn, NY and Verona, Italy.