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Painter Marc Katano (American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1952) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA in 1975.

Katano is the recipient of the prestigious SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has had over forty solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a survey exhibition of works on paper at the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI.

Katano's work has also been included in exhibitions at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; the San Jose Museum of Modern Art, San Jose, CA and Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Creative Quarterly
Fall 2008

San Francisco Bay Area Painting
Group Exhibition,
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
1984

Traditions Transformed
Group Exhibition,
Oakland Museum
Oakland, CA
1984
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Doizaki Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
1984

American Woodcuts:  
Revival and Innovation
World Print Council / U.S.I.S.
1984

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento, CA

Legion of Honor
Achenbach Collection
San Francisco, CA

Renown Regional Medical Center
Art Collection
Reno, NV

The Contemporary Museum
Honolulu, HI

Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University, New Jersey

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CA

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA

Sacramento Regional Transit District
Sacramento, CA

 

AWARDS

Have Hope Help Heal LA billboard,
Absolut Vodka campaign
Los Angeles, CA

KQED-Crown Zellerbach Exhibition 
Jurors:
Austin Conkey
Judith L. Dunham
Bonnie Earls-Solari
San Francisco, CA
1980

SECA Award 
Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
1981

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
• Outside Voice, Sonoma County Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

2016
• Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

2015
• Still Water, Leslie Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2014
• Angels‘ Share, Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
• Marc Katano: Penumbra, Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Incisions, paintings on wood, 1990-91, 455 Market, San Francisco, CA, curated by Bonnie Earls-Solari

2009
• Marc Katano: Half Light, Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
• Marc Katano: Eurhythmic, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY

2006
Costello Childs Art, Phoenix, AZ

2005
Tadu Contemporary Art Downtown, Santa Fe, NM
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

2002
• Line Drawing, Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2001
• New Paintings, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

2000
• New Paintings, Pulliam & Deffembaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

1999
• Palimpsest, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, New York, NY
• Pulliam & Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
• Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
• Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
• Dusk and Dawn, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

1995
• Light and Shadows, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Penumbra, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Salon II, Chiba, Japan

1994
Gallery Fresca, Tokyo, Japan
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, CA

1992 
ßGH2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
Richard Green Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Mary Wright Gallery, Dallas, TX

1986
Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Jose, CA

1984
Bank of America Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1983
Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982
California State University, Hayward, CA

1980
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1979
• Introductions, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
• Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA

2013
• AKIN: The Art of Nicole and Marc Katano, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, curated by Kate Eilertsen

2010
• One by the Other, Marc Katano and Nicole Katano, The EDGE Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009
 Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV

2008
• Inaugural Exhibition, The Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
• Inaugural Exhibition, Costello Childs Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
• Friends, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY

2007
• 18 Painters, Visual Arts Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
• CCA Artists at Wirtz Gallery, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
• Inaugural Exhibition, Costello/Childs Contemporary, Phoenix, AZ
• Paintings on Paper 1998-2006, Costello/Childs Contemporary, Phoenix, AZ
• 3 Painters, Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
• Black and White, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

2004
• Marc Katano Paintings/Minoru Ohira Sculpture, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Summer Painting Show, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002
• In Context: Pattern in Contemporary Printmaking, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey

2001
• Marc Katano and Minoru Ohira, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
• Contemporary Prints, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
• Collecting Our Thoughts: The Community Responds to Art in the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2000
• Past and New Print Publications: Works by Marc Katano, Brad Durham, Charles C. Hill and Craig Kauffman, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
• LA NY LA, Cheryl Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY              

1998
• Works on Paper, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
• California Painting Sampler: Selections from BankAmerica Corporation Art Collection, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
• Two Person Exhibition, Katano/Sakata, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

1996
• NEWances, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• New Beginnings, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA
• Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
• Group Exhibition, Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1994
 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
• A Common Language: Marc Katano and Minoru OhiraSharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, CA 
• Nature Organized, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
• Inaugural Exhibition, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

1993
 Gallery IV, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Finarte, Nagoya, Japan

1991
• The Artist’s Hand: Drawings from the BankAmerica Art Collection, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Maruzen Gallery, Sendai, Japan

1990
• Entetsu Art Theater Rose, Hamamatsu, Japan

1989
• Order and Intuition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

1988
• Mind Over Matter: New American Abstraction, International Art Project, San Francisco, CA
• Then and Now, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

1987
• Shaklee Building, San Francisco, CA

1985
• Cultural Frontiers Across the Pacific, Dominican College, San Raphael, CA
• California Directions in Painting, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

1984
• Traditions Transformed, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
• American Woodcuts Revival and Innovation, organized by World Print Council; traveling exhibition throughout Europe, sponsored by U.S.I.S. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

1983
• Oriental Art, The St. Paul Company Headquarters, St. Paul, MN
• The Japanese Artist in Hawaii ‘83, Amfac Center Plaza Gallery, Honolulu, HI

1981
• Bay Arts ‘81, juried by Jan Butterfield, Belmont, CA
• February: A Group Exhibition, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Crocker-Kingsley Annual Exhibition, juried by Betty Turnbull, E.B. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
• Three at Stephen Wirtz, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1981
• SECA Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1980
• Sculpture, Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA

1978
• Alumni Invitational, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1977
• Group Exhibition, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

1975
• Hayward Area Festival of the Arts, Hayward, CA

1974
• Bay Area Contemporary Artists, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
• Group Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA