Rob Sato and Ryan Heshka
November 12 - December 8
Opening reception Saturday, November 12, 6-9 PM
ROB SATO is an artist, illustrator and writer living and working in Los Angeles. An inventive and category-defying artist, he weaves autobiographical, historical and fantastical imagery together to create thought-provoking works that mix humor and beauty. He has exhibited artwork at cultural institutions throughout the world, including the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. He has been featured in publications such as Juxtapoz Magazine, The New York Times, Giant Robot Magazine and New American Painting.
Ryan Heshka was born in Manitoba, Canada, and grew up in Winnipeg. Fueled by long prairie winters, he spent a lot of his childhood drawing, building cardboard cities and making super 8 films. Early influences that persist to this day include antiquated comics and pulp magazines, natural history, graphic design and music, movies and animation. Formally trained in interior design, he is self-taught as an artist. His illustrations have appeared in Vanity Fair, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, the New York Times, Smart Money, and on the cover and interiors of BLAB!. He has been selected to appear in American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. In addition to gallery shows across North America and Europe, he has produced the "Mean Girls Club" comic book and graphic novel, and the recently self-published comic book "Frog WIfe". He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife Marinda and daughter Roxy.