Marc Katano is a Northern California based painter born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. Katano’s large scale ink and acrylic paintings are inspired by the physicality of human expression, and largely associated with the precise motions of Japanese calligraphy. Katano is the recipient of the prestigious SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1981) and has exhibited widely throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, including a large survey exhibition at the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI. Katano’s work is included in the collections of the Legion of Honor, Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, CA, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Santa Monica, CA, and the Crocker Art Museum, CA. Katano received his BFA from California College for the Arts San Francisco in 1975.

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