The Art Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Sonoma based artist Marc Katano. This will be the artist's inaugural exhibit at the Art Museum of Sonoma County.
Painter Marc Katano debuts his most recent series of signature abstractions on 9 x 12 foot canvas tarps. A half dozen painted tarps stretch across the gallery walls, punctuating the exhibition space with gestural marks of black acrylic and ink. Exhibited alongside works on handmade Nepalese paper, Katano's paintings are about mark-making and may remind the viewer of the visual language of Japanese kanji, based on Chinese characters. Katano expands his meditative practice of painting by scaling his work beyond the human body.
Marc Katano was born in Tokyo. In 2010, Katano and his wife, the photographer Nicole Katano, moved their home from Los Angeles to Sonoma. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California in 1975. He has had 44 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Achenbach Foundation at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, and the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian.