Sono Osato

Multidisciplinary artist
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Cypher Wall

2020, collection of assemblages made from found objects, Dimensions variable

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Astro-Kuiper Belt

2020, Reclaimed objects, bones, copper wire, old typewriter parts, 11 x 7.5 x 2 in

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Astro-Kuiper Belt (Detail)

2020, Reclaimed objects, bones, copper wire, old typewriter parts, 11 x 7.5 x 2 in

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Tel Qaramel (Tripych)

2020, Tinted rabbit-skin glue ground and oil on panel, 36 x 72 x 2 in

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Tel Qaramel (Detail and Central Panel)

2020, Tinted rabbit-skin glue ground and oil on panel, 36 x 24 x 2 in

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Silent Language #13

2015, Oil, encaustic, tiny reclaimed objects and bones on panel, 71 x 62 x 3.5 in

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About the Artist

I recieved my Masters Degree in Painting and Interdisciplinary Arts from the California College of Art in 1986. Since then I've worked in painting, sculpture, installation, film and photography. Thoughout my thirty-four year career I've had studios and life-times in the San Francisco Bay Area, UGA Athens, New York City, and now Austin. My work is in the collections of Stanford University, the De Young Museum, the Di Rosa Preserve, the Laguna Art Museum and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, among others. I've exhibited widely, including ICOSA in Austin; Radiator Arts, 7 Dunham, the DUMBO Art Center, and Lemmon's Contemporary in NYC; the Oakland Museum, Southern Exposure, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Brian Gross Fine Art, and Refusalon in San Francisco; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Georgia; and Gallery 24 in Berlin. I've taught at the California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Kansas City Art Institute, Anderson Ranch, and the University of Georgia in Athens among others. Grants include a three time Pollock-Krasner Award, and ART MATTERS. I've been represented by Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco since 2000.

Artist Statement

My work is a mixture of painting (topography) and found object assemblage (origins of writing). For years I've sustained a fascination with the relationship between terrain and language; the entre lineas between seamingly opposite traditions of Contemporary Art: Picasso (invention) and Duchamp (selection); and the dialectics between visceral and cerebral. The sweet spot is an authentic synthasis of all of the above.