Jacob Hashimoto was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1973. He studied at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota until 1993 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996.
Hashimoto is known for creating three-dimensional structures that consist of thousands of miniature kite-like pieces of bamboo-stiffened rice paper, suspended with nylon fishing line. Drawing inspiration from his Japanese heritage, he redefines the art of Japanese screen painting by combining individual abstract elements together to create dynamic graphic imagery. Though video games, cosmology, and virtual environments also inspire his work, the artist remains rooted in traditional mediums of modernism, handcraft, and landscape-based abstraction.
Hashimoto has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally and his work is included in many established public collections. Additionally, he has been commissioned to create several site-specific projects. His work is included in many established public collections He is represented by galleries in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Italy. He is currently based in New York and is actively represented by the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, NY, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, IL, and Studio la Città in Verona, Italy.