Sol Hashemi is a photographer who uses the medium in a wide range of ways allowing the viewer to approach his works in different ways. Hashemi uses post-modern ideas and themes to challenge the ideas of hierarchies among objects and in artworks. He also uses a wide array of recognizable objects from everyday life and pop culture to further challenge hierarchical ideas. While Hashemi works within photography, he also adds three-dimensional elements such as shirts, plants, and vanilla beans to give the viewer yet another viewing experience.
Sol Hashemi was born in 1987 in Vancouver, Washington. He currently lives and works in Seattle. He received his BFA from the University of Washington where he received Mary Gates Research Scholar Seventh Annual Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities and Matt J. Jarvis Travel Award for Photography. He is also the recipient of Seattle Art Museum’s Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, 2013. Solo Exhibitions include “Technical Support” Annarumma Gallery Naples, Italy (2013), “Software Update / System Build” Henry Art Gallery Seattle, WA (2013), “Industry Standard” James Harris Gallery Seattle, WA (2012). He has also shown at Greg Kucera Gallery, 4 Culture, and Punch Gallery in Seattle. Hashemi has works included in the permanent collection of Portland Art Museum.