Hirotsune Tashima has MFA from Alfred University, NY and BFA from Osaka University of Art. He has been teaching at Pima College in Tucson since 1999. He has received numerous grants which includes Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Tucson/Pima Arts Council and Japanese Government. He held more than 27 solo exhibitions in various locations, including New York, Tokyo and Tucson Museum of Art. He was also commissioned to create public artworks. His artworks were collected from numbers of private and public museums, including Auckland Museum, New Zealand; Barrick Museum, Nevada; Everson Museum of Art, New York; Jingdezhen Museum of Ceramics, China.