Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Jason Hirata
Born 1986 in Seattle, Washington, USA
Lives and works in Seattle and New York

Education

2009
BFA in Photography with honors, University of Washington
BA in Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington

Solo and Collaborative Shows

2016
The Brink: Jason Hirata, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015
sNewer uContemporary yFine aArt iPaintings r(Not for Sale), Vachon Gallery, SeattleU, WA

2014
New Work, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
Optium, The Ledge, Olson Kundig, Seattle, WA
141201-150128, American Medium, NY

2013
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2011
4Culture, Seattle
Quality You’ve Never Seen, Hedreen Gallery, The Fair, Vancouver BC
A Conversation, Act Theatre via SOIL, Seattle (with Chauney Peck)

2010
MUST HAVE, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University
Let me be a stranger, Living Room, Seattle
New Guard IV, New Guard, Seattle
Jason Hirata: New Work, James Harris, Seattle
Wooden Sculptures, Plasteel, Seattle
to be like that which you have, Greg Kucera, Seattle (with Sol Hashemi)

2009
The Gift Shop Presents: Presents, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (with Sol Hashemi and Claire Cowie)
Generally Incidentally Light , Dirty Shed, Seattle (with Sol Hashemi)
Please Stand By; Stand By Me, Punch, Seattle (with Sol Hashemi)

2008
Show 1, Storage Room, University of Washington, Seattle (with Sol Hashemi)
Arts Link Presents, Parnassus, University of Washington

2007
Solo 1, Parnassus

Group Shows

2014
DISJECTA, Portland Biennial, Portland, OR
Rocksbox Fine Art, Portland, OR
Coral Brush Node, Part 1, Fourteen30, Portland, OR
Fight 15, Center, Berlin, c/o coeval.gen.in
Portland 2014, White Box, U of O, c/o Appendix Space, Portland, OR
Video Library Vol. 1, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
A Light Spray, PMoMA, Portland, OR

2013
Parallel Processing, J Lawrence, Seattle, WA
(You) New Bad Things (Video), Rocksbox Fine Art, Portland, OR
Dream Island, Royal College of Art, London

2011
Most Dangerous Toys, Soil, Seattle, WA
Bubble Belly, Motel Lucie, Artissima-Lido
Group Affinity, Kunstverein, Munich
Game Theory, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle
Residence, Valley and Taylor, Seattle

2010
Chilliwack International Biennial, British Columbia, Canada
Ready or Not its 2010, LACMA

2009
Winner Takes All, Punch, Seattle
PONCHO Invitational, Western Bridge, Seattle
BFA Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence, University of Washington
School of Art Open, Jacob Lawrence

2008
Works on Paper + Small 3D, Jacob Lawrence
Summer Institute in Arts and Humanities, Jacob Lawrence
Mighty Tieton, Galeria Dos, Tieton, Washington
School of Art Open, Jacob Lawrence

2007
small + flat, Jacob Lawrence
School of Art Open, Jacob Lawrence

Curatorial Work

2011
Raymond Boisjoly, Fourteen30, Portland (with TARL)
Dick Law, TARL, Seattle (with TARL)
The Pajama Game, Nepo House, Seattle
Ich verstehe die Trommel nicht mehr: Jan Vorisek and Mathis Altman, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

2010
Matthew Green: Kickin at a Coffin Lid, Duty Free, Seattle

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

2015
Brink Award Recipient, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2014
New Foundation RPF, Seattle, WA
SUVAIR 2014-2015, Seattle University
Face Noises w/ Steve Kado, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto

2011
Shackleton Award, ℅ Hauser and Wirth
Sommerakademie: Group Affinity, Kunstverein München

2009
Merit Award, PONCHO
4Culture Individual Artist Grant, 4Culture

2008
Milnor Roberts Scholarship, University of Washington
Mary Gates Research Scholarship for The Summer Institute in Arts and Humanities,
University of Washington
School of Art Open, Top Jurror’s Prize

2007
Summer Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass school and University of Washington

Bibliography

2010
Jessica Powers, “Close Quarters and Simple Chance” ARTslant, February 21, 2011. http://assets3.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/21853

Jessica Powers, “The Recognitions: The Best Laid Plans of Jason Hirata” ARTslant, September 20, 2010. http://www9.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/18966

Mr. Kim, “The Quiet Work of Jason Hirata” Vans OTW; August 10, 2010. http://www.vans-otw.com/2010/08/quiet-work-of-jason-hirata.html

“Jason Hirata” pietmondriaan.com, August 9, 2010. http://pietmondriaan.com/2010/08/09/jason-hirata/

Jessica Powers, “Dan Cameron, Seattle, and a Few Buildings” ARTslant, July 19, 2010. http://www9.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/17782

Regina Hackett, “Jason Hirata – hard work” ArtsJournal; Another Bouncing Ball, March 27, 2010. http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2010/03/jason-hirata—hard-work.html

Regina Hackett, “Artist teams – new in Seattle but gaining ground” ArtsJournal; Another Bouncing Ball, February 21, 2010.
http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2010/02/artist-teams—rare-in-seattle.html

Jen Graves, “The New Guard” The Stranger, February 2, 2010. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/the-new-guard/Content?oid=3347536

Regina Hackett, “The bride (artist) toys with the bachelor (dealer)” ArtsJournal; Another Bouncing Ball, January 29, 2010. http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2010/01/the-bride-artist-toys-with-the.html

Susan Kunimatsu, “Working Up a Sweat: More than Meets the Eye” International Examiner, January 21, 2010. http://www.iexaminer.org/arts/working-sweat- meets-eye/2009 “The Curator’s Eye; The Shock of the Potlatch” City Arts, December 18, 2009. http://www.cityartsmagazine.com/issues/seattle/2009/12/curators-eye

Adriana Grant, “IT’S IN THE AIR TONIGHT” Arcade Magazine, Winter, 2009. http://www.arcadejournal.com/public/IssueArticle.aspx?Volume=28&Issue=2&Article=350

Paul Natkin, “Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata at the Dirty Shed” September 5, 2009. http://pauldnatkin.blogspot.com/2009/09/sol-hashemi-and-jason-hirata-at-dirty.html

Jen Graves, “What Jason Hirata and Sol Hashemi Can Do for You In a Dirty Shed” The Stranger, August 5th, 2009. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/in-art-newsContent?oid=1976340

Regina Hackett, “Saturday night at the Dirty Shed” ArtsJournal; Another Bouncing Ball, August 31st, 2009. http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2009/08/passing-strange.html#more

Regina Hacket, “Bonding In A Gallery – The New Austerity” ArtsJournal; Another Bouncing Ball, March 24, 2009. http://www.artsjournal.com/anotherbb/2009/03/male-bonding-in-a-gallery.html

Adriana Grant, “Young Collaborators Cut Through the Fog With Impressive Works” Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 12, 2009. http:/www.seattlepi.com/visualart/403332_visual13.html

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