Jason Hughes is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on sculpture, drawing, and print media. For the last several years Hughes has focused his work on the history of American economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His process and product address issues of high and low craft, production and trade, as well as shifts in representation and the perception of value.
Hughes was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1978. Immediately after high school he moved to Baltimore, MD where he and a small group of artists renovated a 10,000 sq. ft. loft space. It included a 4,500 sq. ft. exhibition space called Gallery Four where he was a co-director from 1996-2007. In 2001 he received a full scholarship to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2001-2004 – graduating with honors in sculpture. He received a MFA in Imaging, Media, and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2015.
In 2014, his work was selected for an exhibition at Marianne Boskey Gallery curated by Mera Rubell as well as the exhibition Washington Color Abstraction at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts curated by Donald Kuspit. His artwork has been featured in the New York Times, New American Paintings, and Art in America. His work has been presented at art fairs in New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago.
His work can be found in collections at the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Art and Embassies Program, and Capital One Bank to name a few. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.