Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Jacob Hashimoto.
Jacob Hashimoto’s layered compositions are deeply rooted in art historical tradition while exploring contemporary themes, referencing video games, virtual environments, and cosmology. The multi disciplinary, atmospheric installations treat traditional landscape-based abstraction, modernism, and handcraft as leaping off points. Meticulously constructed with delicate materials, Hashimoto’s three-dimensional constellations incorporate pigment-coated rice paper, bamboo, and cotton thread, combined with heavier metals, paint, and resin. The resulting kaleidoscopic worlds traverse and transcend the boundaries of conventional abstraction. These organic and complex works, spanning the vast context of the gallery space, invite viewers to reflect on the natural world and human existence within the ever shifting, intricate universe.
JACOB HASHIMOTO (b. 1973 in Greeley, CO) studied at Carleton College and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996.
Hashimoto has presented solo exhibitions and installations at the Crow Museum of Asian Art, Dallas, TX; Governors Island, New York, NY; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art,Turku, Finland, among others.
His work has been featured in group exhibitions at numerous institutions internationally such as the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom; Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma, Rome, Italy; International Print Center New York, New York, NY; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; and The Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Hashimoto’s work may be found in the collections of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State; Capital One, McLean, VA; Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France; Cornell Tech Art Collection, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago, IL; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL; Saastamoinen Foundation, EMMA - Espoon Modernin Taiteen Museum, Espoo, Finland; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA; and the Tokiwabashi Tower Art Collection, Tokyo, Japan, and elsewhere.
The artist lives and works in Ossining, NY.