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Robert Ogata
ROBERT KATSUSUKE OGATA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 Chandler Fine Art. San Francisco, California.
2006 Core: Fig Tree Gallery. Fresno, California.
2004 Galerie Dionisi. West Hollywood, California.
2004 Galerie Dionisi. West Hollywood, California
One Market Street. San Francisco, California
2003 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California.
2003 University of California Center. Fresno, California.
2002 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California.
2001 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California. Museum West. Palo Alto, California.
2000 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California.
1999 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California.
1995 Experience, Legacy, and Memory: A Personal Journey. Fresno Art Musem Fresno, California. The Art of Semi-Abstract Painting. Pence Gallery. Davis, California. Guest Artist: Bates College. Lewiston, Maine. Hedges and Mounds. Fig Tree Gallery. Fresno, California.
1994 Recent Paintings. Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, California.
1991 Siberica and Other Forms. Artspace Gallery. Fresno City College.
1986 Fresno Metropolitan Museum. Fresno, California.
1974 Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, California.
1971 California State College, Dominguez Hills. Los Angeles, California.
1968 Tulare County Art Museum. Visalia, California.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Twenty-Twenty. Arte Americas 20th Anniversary Exhibition. Fresno, California.
2007 Affordable Art Fair. New York City. (Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco).
2003-07 Chandler Fine Art. San Francisco, California.
2003-04 Gallery 1212. Burlingame, California
2003 River Impressions . Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, California.
2003 - 2004 Gallery 1212. Burlingame, California.
2003 San Joaquin River Impressions. Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, California
2003 2005 Victoria Boyce Galleries. Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona.
2001 Five From Fresno. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Artists' Gallery, San Francisco, California.
1999 - 05 Ira Wolk Gallery. St. Helena, California.
1995-03 J.J. Brookings Gallery. San Francisco, California.
1997 San Joaquin National Exhibition: Awarded First Prize. Fresno Art Council. City Hall. Fresno, California.
1995 Central Valley Drawing. Artspace Gallery. Fresno City College. Fresno, California.
1993 Art of California 1993 Discovery Awards Competition: Gold Award.
1992 Art of California 1992 Discovery Awards Competition: Silver Award.
1991 Next Wave: Artists to watch In the 90's. Fresno Art Museum.
1986 The Way of Tea:Inspirations. The Gallery of Craft Alliance. St. Louis, Mo.
1983 Matsuri. Hayward forum of the Arts. Hayward, California.
1975 New Faces. Malvina Miller Gallery. San Francisco, California.
1973 Salon '73. Ward Nasse Gallery. New York, New York. Contemporary American Paintings. Leland House. Taipei, Republic of China.
1972 Salon '72. Ward Nasse Gallery. New York, New York.
1971 Salon '71. Ward Nasse Gallery. New York, New York.
1968 California Arts Commission. Fresno Art Museum. Fresno, California


COMMISSIONS
Japanese American Citizens League, Committee for Redress. Commission for ceramic plates to be awarded to selected members of the United States Congress. June, 1990.


SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Bullis, Douglas, editor. 100 Artists of the West Coast
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2003

Hansen, Lisa M. "Ogata's Vision: Abstract, Large-scale and Stunning".
Visalia Times Delta, January, 1997

"Robert Katsusuke Ogata: Experience, Memory and Legacy/the Internment
Camp Series". Fresno Art Museum Publication. January, 1996

Hale, David. "Artist Relives His Pain, The Nation's Shame".
The Fresno Bee. January,1996

Roberts, Karen J. "Executive Order 9066: Art Exhibit Recalls Emotions
54 Years After Internment Order". The Selma Enterprise/The Kingsburg Reporter. January, 1996

Moyle, Marilyn. "The Art of the Abstract". The Davis Enterprise/Winters Express.
November 23, 1995.

"Robert Ogata: Recent Paintings". Fresno Art Museum Publication.
January, 1994

Hale, David. "Key to Large Scale Lies in the Details". The Fresno Bee.
February 22,1994.

Art of California. Discovery Awards Competition Issue. Gold Award. 1993

"Next Wave: Fresno Artists to Watch in the 90's". Fresno Art Museum
catalog. January,1991

"We Honor the People". Japanese American Citizens League Redress Celebration.
June, 1990

"Robert Ogata Piece to be Momento for LEC Honorees Being Cited June 22".
Pacific Citizen. Vol. 110, No.23, June, 1990.

"Contemporary American Paintings from Fresno, California". Leland Art House,
Taipei, Republic of China and Fresno Arts Center. Fresno, California, USA".
October, 1973.

"Robert Ogata...Fresno Nisei Art Teacher Invited to exchange Exhibit
with Austria Gallery". Nichi Bei Times. July, 1971.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Born: February 16, 1934 in Anaheim, California.

School Years: Selma, California. Graduated Selma High School, 1951.

Education:
A.A. Reedley College. Reedley, California. 1953.

B.A. Fresno State College. Fresno, California. 1955.

California State Teaching Credential, Fresno State College. 1960.

Graduate Studies, Fresno State College.

Ceramics Workshops with Michael Cardew, Paul Volkos, John Glick,and Jim McKinnell.

Idyllwild School of the Arts. Ceramics and Kiln Building with Paul Chaleff and

Shiro Otani, Living Treasure of Shigaraki, Japan.

Military:
United States Armed Forces. 1956-1958.

Teaching Career:
1960-1962 Art Teacher. Fresno High School. Fresno, California

1962-1966 Art Teacher. Munich American High School, Munich, Germany. United States Department of Defense.

1966-1968 Art Teacher. Oakdale High School. Oakdale, California.

1968-1997 Art Teacher. Sierra High School. Auberry, California

Fresno City College. Evening Classes in Painting and Ceramics.

Potter's Studio. Ceramics Classes.

Retired from Teaching June, 1997.

Private Studio:
701 L Street, Fresno, California.
established 1988
Telephone: 559-237-1678
Mailing address: Box 203, Fresno, CA 93708