Katsuhiko Brian Sato

Katsuhiko Brian Sato

Born in Sendai in 1968. Self-taught, he picked up a brush at 25 and quickly gained popularity both at home and abroad. In 2001, after a long stretch in Tokyo playing drums for the Tokyo Rhythm Kings and getting his work published in a variety of magazines, he relocated back home to Sendai. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, he focused more on addressing socio-political themes in his work and also branched out to three-dimensional art. Notable works include his signed Jane Birkin tarpaulin handbag.

2018
Modern Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Nichido Gallery (Tokyo)
Contemporary Chic Exhibition · Hankyu Umeda Gallery (Osaka)
2017
‘Ultra Seven’ Special exhibition to commemorate the first airing of the show 50 years ago. Parco Museum, Ikebukuro Parco (Tokyo)
Here is ZINE, Here is Shenzhen, Shenzhen Design Week, Special Venue (China)
2016
East Japan Great Earthquake/Sen Nin Butsu Project, ‘What we learnt from the temporary housing situation” / Art Lab TOKYO (Tokyo)
Subculture Creator Exhibition - ‘Inspiration from the 80s’, Tokyo Design Week (Tokyo)
HILLS ZINE MARKET, Roppongi Hills (Tokyo)
Here is ZINE, Here is Hong Kong, Qube 2 (Hong Kong)
2015
Hoku Hoku Tohoku: Get Connected by Art, Get Conversations Sprouted / HAJIMARI ART CENTER (Fukushima)
2014
‘Here is ZINE tokyo 9’, TOKYO CULTURE by Beams (Tokyo)
2013
Solo Exhibition, Birkenstein Gallery (Tokyo)
Solo Exhibition, ofunato City Museum (Iwate)
2011
Go Gallery / Passions of the East (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2010
Solo Exhibition - ‘Pretty Woman’ Sakurazaka Art Gallery (Tokyo)
4D 7 S Art Show (Miyagi)
Anthology commemoration exhibition, Tower Records, Shibuya / (Tokyo)
2008
‘Illustrative 08’ (Zurich, Switzerland)
‘The Choice’ Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
2007
‘The Choice’ Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
2004
POP ART UNDER 1,000,000, Contemporary Art Gallery Sho (Tokyo)
2003
THE HAUNTED DOLLHOUSE · COPRO NASON GALLERY (Los Angeles)
Ed Big Daddy Roth Tribute Group Art Exhibition · COPRO NASON GALLERY (Los Angeles)
2002
CANNIBAL FLOWER · GALLERY 835 (Los Angeles)
2000
Solo exhibition - ‘Mango Lady’, LAPNET SHIP (Tokyo)
THE DEFINITIVE RETROSPECTIVE · COPRO NASON GALLERY (Los Angeles)
1997
Solo exhibition - ‘View from the perfect planet’, Kichijoji Parco (Tokyo)
Urban Art # 5, Shibuya Parco (Tokyo)
‘The Choice’ Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
1996
Christmas Exhibition · Contemporary Art Gallery Sho (Tokyo)
1995
Exhibition for Contemporary American, German and Japanese Pop Art, Contemporary Art Gallery Sho (Tokyo)
Awards
· Choice Award
· Yokoo Tadanori Award, 1997
· Teruhiko Yumura Award, 2007
· Noriyuki Kitsugi Award, 2008
· Artist of the year, 1997
· Artist of the year, 2008