“Be Quiet”

New Solo Exhibition


My latest body of work, “Be Quiet”, opens on September 14th and runs through October 2nd at


2062 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

“Growerings” Limited Edition Lithograph



In collaboration with Tiny Splendor press, “Growerings” has been made into a new 5 color lithograph print. Available now HERE in the store.

5 color litho on Rives BFK cream, limited edition of 48


“442” at OACC

Japanese Americans From Incarceration to the Battlefields of Europe

Original art from the 442 graphic novel, never before seen character designs, preliminary sketches, plus family history & angry Japanese American art will be exhibiting down at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center from Feb 9 – Mar 1. Opening reception and a book talk with the authors and myself on Feb 9 at  2pm.


388 Ninth Street, Suite 290

Oakland, CA 94607


“Bad Hands”

A New, Limited Edition
Lithograph Print

I’m happy to present “Bad Hands”, a new hand printed lithograph now available in the webstore. Lithograph print over screen print on Rives BFK paper in white, cream, and gray

22” x 30” (big poster size)

$175 each

Edition of only 10 in these colors at this large poster size.

Art of the Mushroom Show

Presented by Hi Fructose at
The Compound Gallery, Oct 20 – Dec 9, 2018

My piece “Growerings” will be shown in this show featuring numerous artists takes on the theme of mushrooms. Curated by Hi Fructose, the exhibition will be on view at  The Compound Gallery in Oakland.

New Shirt + Presentations

Santa Monica Public Library
June 2, 2018 at 2pm

You can now get the shirts I designed in conjunction with the “442” show through Giant Robot. I’ll use Eric Nakamura’s description: “Rob Sato’s shirt at GR2 addresses the internment camps, the 442, isolation, and more. This is the best design I’ve seen that works on all levels. If you just want a cool shirt, this is the one.” Gaman and anti-gaman sentiments swirl together. I’ll be taking part in presentations and discussions about Japanese American Internment and the unfortunate intensification of its relevance in our current times with Tessaku Project at GR2 on April 21, 2018 starting at 3pm and the Santa Monica Public Library on June 2, 2018 at 2pm.

Arco Iris

GR2 Gallery
October 21 – November 8, 2017

Rob Sato is back with his first solo show at Giant Robot since 2009. His latest body of work, Arco Iris, marks another radical shift in style. These meditative but electrifyingly chromatic paintings are a fresh, expansive continuation of Rob’s established themes of transition and transformation mixed with some keen observations on human behavior made with his characteristic blend of joy, disgust, melancholy and humor.




Day Space Night
May 05 – 14, 2017

Come out to @dayspacenight this Sunday afternoon to open a special two week show of my watercolor series, “Wetstones”. So many thanks to Dayspacenight for hosting.