Jason Hughes is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on sculpture, drawing, and print media. For the last several years his work has focused on the history of American economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His creative practice is quite diverse including textiles, collage, and cast sculptures from shredded currency; a series of large scale prints that are ornate abstract composites of money; and sculptural objects from appropriated street barricades used for crowd control.
Hughes received his MFA in Intermedia + Digital Art from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2015 and his BFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004. He also attended the acclaimed AICAD New York Studio Program during the fall of 2003 and has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally since 2005.
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. In 2015, he won third prize for the Trawick Prize, was a finalist for the Dave Brown Projects Award, a semi-finalist for BEERS London Contemporary Visions VI, and an artist-in-residence at Art Quarter Budapest. His artwork has been featured in the New York Times, New American Paintings, and Art in America.