Jacob Hashimoto (born Greeley, Colorado, 1973) is an American artist best known for wall works and installations comprised of hundreds or thousands of intricately collaged paper and bamboo “kites.”
One of Hashimoto’s earliest room-size installations, Superabundant Atmosphere, was created in 2005 for Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, and later reprised at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, during the 2009 Venice Biennale. In 2010 he created a major installation for MACRO Contemporary Art Museum in Rome, Italy. For his 2014 Gas Giant installation at MoCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, Hashimoto hung thousands of “kites” in blocks of color to reshape the architecture of the space. This was followed by his acclaimed Skyfarm Fortress exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, in September 2014.
Hashimoto has created site-specific works for Andaz West Hollywood, West Hollywood, California; University of Houston Downtown, Houston, Texas; Royal Caribbean ship Lure of the Seas; Kennedy Wilson building, Beverly Hills, California; and Penrose Library at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.