Painter Marc Katano (American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1952) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA in 1975.

Katano is the recipient of the prestigious SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has had over forty solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a survey exhibition of works on paper at the Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI.

Katano's work has also been included in exhibitions at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA; the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; the San Jose Museum of Modern Art, San Jose, CA and Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ.




Creative Quarterly
Fall 2008

San Francisco Bay Area Painting
Group Exhibition,
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
University of
Lincoln, NE

Traditions Transformed
Group Exhibition,
Oakland Museum
Oakland, CA

Doizaki Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

American Woodcuts:  
Revival and Innovation

World Print Council / U.S.I.S.



Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento, CA

Legion of Honor
Achenbach Collection
San Francisco, CA

Renown Regional Medical Center
Art Collection
Reno, NV

The Contemporary Museum
Honolulu, HI

Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University, New Jersey

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CA

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA

Sacramento Regional Transit District
Sacramento, CA



Have Hope Help Heal LA billboard,
Absolut Vodka campaign
Los Angeles, CA

KQED-Crown Zellerbach Exhibition 
Austin Conkey
Judith L. Dunham
Bonnie Earls-Solari
San Francisco, CA

SECA Award 
Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA