Art & Giant Robot at The Oakland Museum

Posted by rob on March 17, 2014



Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of groundbreaking alternative art and culture magazine Giant Robot, OMCA features the major exhibition, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot featuring works by 15 contemporary artists who have been a part of the magazine's social and cultural evolution. Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the influential magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States.

Artworks in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more. Featured artists include:

Ako Castuera
Sean Chao
David Choe
Luke Chueh
Hamburger Eyes
Andrew Hem
James Jean
Masakatsu Sashie
Shizu Saldamando
Rob Sato
Amy Sol
Deth P Sun
Adrian Tomine

The exhibition also features Giant Robot magazines, ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB inspired by Nintendo's Famicom gaming console, designed by Eric Nakamura and fabricated by Len Higa. The car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors, ennabling visitors to use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie.

Over the past 20 years, the Giant Robot brand has expanded to include retail stores and galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, a restaurant, museum and gallery exhibitions, and a popular website. It has also become an important outlet for a generation of emerging artists, several of whom have achieved mainstream success—such as Adrian Tomine, whose work has graced many New Yorker covers, and James Jean, whose is best known for his work for Prada, ESPN, and Atlantic Records.

SuperAwesome connects to OMCA’s other spring exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records through programs and in-gallery experiences celebrating how a range of communities comes together to create shared popular culture.

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot is made possible in part by generous support from Deluxe Corporation Foundation.

Media Partners:   Oakland Tribune    East Bay Express

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Follow Me On Tumblr Now If You Like

Posted by rob on March 17, 2014

I have a tumblr page now. Visit and perhaps follow what's going on there at

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Giant Robot 20th Anniversary Show Opens March 15th

Posted by rob on March 14, 2014


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Posted by rob on November 1, 2013

11174_10151838248652886_313281567_n.jpgGood old friend Ryohei Tanaka and I have a show together again. Come see his nutso paper cutouts and my latest paintings at Giant Robot

Want to know more about Ryohei? Let him tell you.

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"INTERINHABITANTS" travels to Copenhagen

Posted by rob on August 5, 2013


My new solo show, "INTERINHABITANTS",  opens on August 16th  and runs through Spetember 14th at MOHS Exhibit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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RAW KINGDOM Prints Now Available For Pre-Order

Posted by rob on June 13, 2013

Our prints are now available for pre-order!


To celebrate the opening of RAW KINGDOM: New Work by Rob Sato & Kris Chau, we  are proud to announce the release of two beautiful new prints. These artist edition, 3 color letterpress prints were made in collaboration with Basement Press


Each print is a standard 10 x 8" and printed on super heavy cotton rag paper. This print is a limited edition of 75, is signed by the artist, and going for $45 each.


To pre-order your prints visit the Basement Press Etsy Page at the following links


Pre-Order Rob's "Earthlings" Print Here


Pre-Order Kris' "Ridefast" Print Here


For those of you making it out to the show at Copro on Saturday night, we will have a small portion of prints available for sale as well!






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It is an absolute pleasure to announce that Kris Chau and I will be showing together at Copro Gallery. Join us in the "RAW KINGDOM". The gates open on Saturday, June 22 from 8 -11pm.



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Thrash Lab "Profiles" Video

Posted by rob on March 6, 2013

Directed by Eric Nakamura, this was a collaboration between Giant Robot and Ashton Kutcher's youtube channel, Thrash Lab. 

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"UNEARTHING" Print Release

Posted by rob on February 20, 2013


Laminate Media has just released a print of my painting "Unearthing". They are printed on 100% cotton rag, signed by me, and limited to an edition of 75. To order yours visit the Laminate Shop.

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Rob Sato Watercolor Workshop at JANM, January 19th

Posted by rob on January 18, 2013

I'll be conducting another watercolor workshop tomorrow from 1:30 - 3:00 at the Japanese American National Museum for those wanting to come throw paint around. After that you can also catch the Project Remix panel, moderated by Eric of GR, from 3 - 4pm. 

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