Self-taught, he picked up a brush at 25 and quickly gained popularity both in Japan 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. The most notable work is an authrized and signed tarpaulin handbag by Jane Birkin. He has presented his art works at the art fair in Japan and other countries such as Netherlands, Switzerland and U.S.A. in recent years.
1968 Born in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
solo exhibitions 1997 View from the perfect planet, PARCO Kichijoji, Tokyo 2000 Mango woman, LAPNET SHIP, Tokyo 2013 Diary of The Earthquake Disaster, billiken gallery, Tokyo 2013 Katsuhiko Brian Sato, Ofunato City Museum, Iwate selected group exhibitions 1995 American, German and Japanese pop artists, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, tokyo 2000 The Definitive Retrospective, Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles 2008 Illustrative, Zurich 2011 Passion of the East, Go Gallery, Amsterdam 2016 70 Creators’ Seven, PARCO Ikebukuro, Tokyo 2019 Group Show at Art Fair Tokyo 2019, Tokyo from Booth Sho + 1 2020 Group Show at Art TNZ, Tokyo from Booth Sho + 1 2020 Wave 2020, 3331Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo