Jason Hirata is a contemporary, multimedia artist who uses his work to address technology, language, and social and cultural issues in the world today. He uses historical frames of reference to discuss our present world as well as utilizing technology and contemporary art practices. He gives vague meaning to the viewer, but allows them to approach the work and take the meaning from it that they will.
Jason Hirata received his BFA in 2009 from the University of Washington. In 2008, he presented collaborative (with Sol Hashemi) performance-based exhibit at Punch Gallery and at the alternative space Dirty Shed. In winter 2009, he exhibited at The Gift Shop, the Henry Art Gallery’s abandoned museum store (turned artist run, alternative exhibition space). In January 2010, Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata exhibited and new group of sculpture at Greg Kucera Gallery. In 2015, Hirata was awarded the Brink Award from the Henry Art Gallery.