Born 1977, Sacramento, CA

 

EDUCATION

 199 B.F.A, California College of the Arts

 

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 2015

Sketchbooks, The Arsenal, San Jose, CA

 2014

Curses, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 2013

Interinhabitants, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark

 2011

Open End, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Blowing the Hatch, Rowan Morrison Gallery, Oakland, CA

 2010

Muscle Memories, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Junk History, GRSF, San Francisco, CA

 2009

Dirty Paper Machines, GR2, Los Angeles, CA

 

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2015

Giant Robot Biennale 4, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Golden State, Bunsen-Goétz Galerie, Nuremburg, Germany

Two-Person Exhibition, Deep Fields, GR2, Los Angeles, CA (with Ako Castuera)

Samurai: Japanese Myth and Tradition in the Contemporary Imagination, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Giant Robot Day, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

 2014

Suggestivism, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Superawesome: Art and Giant Robot, Oakland Museum of California

 2013

Two Person Exhibition, Raw Kingdom, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (with Kris Chau)

Two Person Exhibition, Paper Noise  GR2, Los Angeles, CA, (with Ryohei Tanaka)

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Martha Otero Gallery

2012 

End of Summer, MOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, Denmark

AkoRyoheiRob, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Giant Robot Biennale 3, The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Two Person Exhibition, Haunts, GR2, Los Angeles, CA, (with John Pham)

2010

The Blab! Show, Copro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Funny (Not Funny), Work: Detroit, University of Michigan, Detroit, MI

 

2009

Giant Robot Biennale 2, The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Two Person Exhibition, New Work, Metropolis Gallery, Lancaster, PA (with Joe To)

 

AWARD

2005

Xeric Foundation Grant to self-publish the graphic novel "Burying Sandwiches"

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

 2015

Philipp Zurmöhle, “Rob Sato—Krieg Und Frieden”, Blog Bohéme (blog), 08/11/2015

Carolina Amell, Artist Notebook, Monsa Ediciones, p. 107-115

 

2014

Liz Ohanesian, "Rob Sato’s Memory Maps", KCET: Artbound, 10/06/2014

Jenny Chou, “Rob Sato”, Art Quarter, Vol. 6: Meticulous Art III, April 2014, p. 112-119

Jane Helpern, “The Witchy Art of Rob Sato at Martha Otero Gallery”, Altamont Apparel (blog)

“The Art of Rob Sato”, juxtapoz.com, 06/22/2014

Eric Nakamura & Carin Adams, Superawesome: Art & Giant Robot (catalogue), p 66 - 71

 

2013

Maria Schettino, “Rob Sato Artist Interview”, Redefine Magazine, 06/11/2013

Jeff Soto, “12 Questions”, Stormcloudz (blog), 08/20/2103

“Watercolor Painter Rob Sato”, Thrashlab: Profiles

Stacy Dacheux, “Watercolor Paintings of Imagined Epic Proportions”, Beautiful Decay 

“Rob Sato Returns”, Empty Kingdom, 03/04/2013

New American Painting, Vol. 103, Open Studios Press, p.122-125

 

2012

Nick Gazin, “John Pham and Rob Sao’s ‘Haunts’, Opening”, Vice (blog)

Jeff Hamada, “Rob Sato”, Booooooom (blog), 12/19/2012

Blabworld 2, Last Gasp Publishing, Summer 2012, p. 46-47

 

2011

Jennifer Pappas, “Dirty Paper Machines: The Art of Rob Sato”, Hi Fructose, Interview, Vol. 16, p.74 -83

 

2010

Amanda Erlanson, “Muscle Memories”, Erratic Phenomena (blog) 

2009

Eric Nakamura, “Rob Sato”, Giant Robot Magazine, Interview, Issue 62, p. 28-35

David Choe, “ Rob Sato and Joe To”, Juxtapoz Magazine, September 2009, no. 104, p. 116-127

Eric Nakamura, “Dirty Paper Machines” Giant Robot Channel

2008

U.L. Zemanova, The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River, GK Editions, unpaginated


PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Sketchbook Presentation, Otis College of Art and Design, 02/08/2016

Artist talk and painting workshop, Honolulu Museum of Art Spaulding House, 06/20/2015

The Art of Rob Sato, Lecture, Riverside City College, 04/26/2013

Visiting Artist Lecture, Laguna Creek High School, Elk Grove, CA, 01/26/2013

Watercolor workshop, Japanese American National Museum, 01/19/2013

Watercolor workshop, Japanese American National Museum, 11/10/2012

Materials and Process, Blue Rooster Art Store, 06/21/2012

Come Make a Mess, watercolor demo and workshop, The Arsenal, San Jose, CA, 10/15/2011

Panel, Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 03/14/2010