Born 1938, San Bernardino, CA

Professor of Art, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, 1964-97


EDUCATION

1982-83 - California State University, Los Angeles

1964 - Master of Fine Arts, UCLA

1960 - Bachelor of Arts, UCLA

1956-58 - San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA


AWARDS

2005 - Flintridge Foundation Award for Visual Artists

2003 - California Arts Council Fellowship

1997 - Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Artists at Giverny Fellowship / Residency

1997 - California Community Foundation J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts Fellowship

1995 - National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1991 - Pasadena Arts Commission Fellowship

1980 - National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 - The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2012 - Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA

2003 - Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

2002 - Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

2000 - Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

1999 - Luckman Fine Art Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles

1999 - Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

1998 - El Camino College, Torrance, CA

1995 - University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

1995 - Space, Los Angeles, CA (two-person with Joe Soldate)

1995 - Santa Ana [Rancho Santiago] College, Santa Ana, CA (two-person with Jan Sakoguchi)

1992 - Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1992 - Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

1988 - Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA

1985 - Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA

1984 - Gorman Museum, University of California at Davis (two-person with Masami Teraoka)

1983 - Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

1981 - Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

1980 - San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, Downtown Center (two-person with Masami Teraoka)

1980 - Aarnun Gallery, Pasadena, CA (two-person with Philip Cornelius)

1978 - Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA (two-person with Douglas Bond)

1978 - Works, San Jose, CA

1977 - Compton College, Compton, CA

1973 - Zara Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1971 - Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

1968 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1968 - Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

1967 - Ceeje Gallery, New York, NY

1967 - University of California at Santa Cruz

1967 - Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (two-person with Philip Cornelius)

1965 - La Jolla Museum, La Jolla, CA

1965 - Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1964 - Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 - "L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy" Pasadena Museum of California Art

2011 - "Sub-Pop" Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA

2008 - "Artist as Social Critic: Enrique Chagoya, Betye Saar, Roger Shimomura & Ben Sakoguchi" Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

2007 - "Politik" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2005 - "Winter Ball" Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College

2005 - "Ghosts of Little Boy: Artists for Peace" Peace Gallery, National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco

2005 - "Who's / Whose California" Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2004 - "Issho / Together: Japanese American / Japanese National Artists in America 1941-present" Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

2004 - "The Figurative Point of View" Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA

2003 - "In Their Own League" Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA

2002 - "The Story is in the Telling" Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2002 - "Smile" Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA

2002 - "Los Angeles Portraits" Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

2001 - "3rd International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art" Fortessa da Basso, Florence, Italy

2001 - "Represent" Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

2000 - "46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor" Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2000 - "Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000" Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2000 - "Another Round" The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA

2000 - "Shifting Perceptions: Contemporary L.A. Visions" Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

2000 - "The Big G Stands for Goodness: Corita Kent's 1960's Pop" Luckman Fine Art Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles (circulated through 2000 to: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Art Gallery, University of Texas, San Antonio)

2000 - "California Reflections" Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

1999 - "Resilient Images: Reflections on Internment" National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco, CA

1995 - "Impressions of Nature" The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1995 - "Latent August, the Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" (organized by the National Japanese American Historical Society) Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

1995 - "Made to Order: America's Most Wanted Painting" Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1995 - "50 Years, Human Re-Visions/or/The Nuclear Neighborhood" The Peace Museum, Chicago, IL

1992 - "Artists Respond to AIDS" Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

1992 - "10: Artist as Catalyst" Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1992 - "Afflictions and Transcendence" El Camino College, Torrance, CA

1991 - "Addictions" Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1991 - "Artists of Conscience, 16 Years of Social and Political Commentary" Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1991 - "Vigilance" El Camino College, Torrance, CA

1990 - "The Decade Show" The New Museum of Contemporary Art / The Studio Museum in Harlem / Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY

1989 - "A Different War: Vietnam in Art" Whatcom Museum of History and Art Bellingham, WA (circulated through 1992 by Independent Curators Inc. to: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln MA; Block Gallery, Northwestern University Evanston, IL; Akron Art Museum Akron, OH; Madison Art Center Madison, WI; Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles; Davenport Art Museum Davenport, IA; Colorado University Art Galleries, University of Colorado at Boulder; Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman; Miami University Art Museum Oxford, OH)

1989 - "Prisoners of Image: Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes" Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1986 - "5 at the Towers" Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

1985 - "Ceeje Revisited" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1984 - "Los Angeles and the Palm Tree: Image of a City" ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1984 - "Crimes and Punishment" Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1983 - "The War Show" New York State University at Stony Brook

1982 - "Visual Politics" Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1982 - "The Atomic Salon" Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY

1981 - "Humor in Art" Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1981 - "Crimes of Compassion" Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1979 - "Recent L.A. Painting" Lang Art Gallery, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

1979 - "Artist as a Social Critic" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

1978 - "Early Sixties at UCLA" Frederick Wight Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles

1978    "Asian Perspectives, 1978"  Union Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles

1976    "Drawing Invitational"  Santa Rosa CollegeSanta Rosa, CA

1976    "Asian-American Artists"  University of Northern ArizonaFlagstaff, AZ

1975    "Pasadena in L.A."  California State University, Los Angeles

1973    "Askin / Finkelstein / Sakoguchi"  Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA

1970    "A.F.A. Print Exhibition"  Long Beach Museum of ArtLong Beach, CA

1970    "West Coast Printmakers"  University of KentuckyLexington, KY

1969    Santa Barbara Museum of ArtSanta Barbara, CA

1968    "Four Printmakers"  California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CA

1968    "16th National Print Exhibition"  Brooklyn Museum of ArtBrooklyn, NY

1968    "Shaped Canvas"  Palomar CollegeSan Marcos, CA

1968    "Big Prints"  State University of New York at Albany

1968    "Art in Politics"  Lytton Center for the Visual ArtsLos Angeles, CA

1968    "Current Prints USA"  Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, NY

1966    "California Printmakers"  San Francisco Art Institute

1965    "Art '65"  American Express Pavilion, New York World's Fair

1965    "Arts of Southern California XVI:  Prints"  Long Beach Museum of ArtLong Beach, CA

1965    "California South"  The Fine Arts GallerySan Diego, CA

1964    "Third Annual Invitational"  Olivet CollegeOlivet, MI

1964    "Imprint"  Pasadena Art MuseumPasadena, CA

1963    "19th National Exhibition of Prints"  Library of CongressWashington, DC

 

PUBLICATIONS / COMMISSIONS / PROJECTS

"For Families" (installation incorporating work of several Los Angeles artists---designed by John Outterbridge) Geffen Contemporary, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1997

"10: Artist as Catalyst" portfolio, edition/100, Alternative Museum 1992

"Special Issue on Nuclear Disarmament" The Village Voice June 15, 1982 pp. 21, 107

"Great Ideas of Western Man" (Container Corporation) Time Magazine Dec 10, 1965 pp. 64-65


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Carlson Library, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

University of Arkansas at Little Rock


BIBLIOGRAPHY:   BOOKS

Selz, Peter  Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and BeyondBerkley: University of California Press / San Jose Museum of Art, 2005 pp.56-57, 64, 74, 134-35, 137

Lippard, Lucy R.  Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural AmericaNew York: Pantheon Books, 1990 p. 219

Brookman, Philip "California Assemblage: The Mixed Message"  Forty Years of California AssemblageLos Angeles: Wight Art Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989 pp. 81, 84

Bruckner, K.J.R. / Chwast, Seymour / Heller, Steven  Art Against WarNew York: Abbeville Press, 1984 p. 124

Container Corporation of America  Great IdeasChicago: Container Corporation, 1976 pp. 170-171

Edmondson, Leonard  EtchingNew York: Van Norstrand Reinhold Co., 1973


BIBLIOGRAPHY:   EXHIBITION CATALOGS

Duncan, Michael  L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy  Los Angeles: Foggy Notion Books / Pasadena Museum of California Art

Grenier, Catherine  Los Angeles 1955-1985, Birth of an art capital  Paris: Editions Panama / Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2006 p.269

Fox, Howard N. "Tremors in Paradise 1960 - 1980"  Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900 - 2000  Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art / University of California Press, 2000 pp. 196, 313

Chattopadhyay, Collette "Contemporary L.A. Visions" ; Wan, Betty Phoenix "Shifting Perceptions"  Shifting Perceptions: Contemporary L.A. Visions  Pasadena, CA: Pacific Asia Museum, 2000 pp. 23, 26, 33, 49-51, 58

Meiers, Susanna "Ben Sakoguchi"  Under One Roof  Santa Ana, CA: Rancho Santiago College Art Gallery, 1995 pp. 2-4

Perchuk, Andrew "Ben Sakoguchi's America"  Artists of Conscience II  New York: Alternative Museum, 1992 pp. 2, 40-47, 62

Gabrielson, Walter "Ben Sakoguchi"  Addictions  Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, 1991 pp. iii, x, 19

Morrison, Keith "The Evolution of Contemporary American Art: An Alternative Perspective"  Artists of Conscience: 16 Years of Social and Political Commentary  New York: Alternative Museum, 1991 pp. 29, 58, 70

Machida, Margo "Seeing 'Yellow': Asians and the American Mirror---Ben Sakoguchi"  The Decade Show  New York: Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art / The New Museum of Contemporary Art / The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1990 pp. 117-118, plate LXXII

Lippard, Lucy  A Different War  Bellingham, WA: Whatcom Museum of History and Art / Seattle WA: The Real Comet Press, 1990 pp. 100-101

Wilson, Judith "Stereotypes, or a Picture is Worth a Thousand Lies"  Prisoners of Image: Ethnic and Gender Stereotypes  New York: Alternative Museum, 1989 pp. 20, 26, 31

Kurcfeld, Michael  Los Angeles and the Palm Tree, Image of a City  Los Angeles: ARCO Center for Visual Art, 1984 pp. 12, 13, 23

Larsen, Susan B. "A Warm Spot in the Cool Sixties"; Danieli, Fidel "Ceeje--the Gallery, the Artists, the Art"  Ceeje Revisited  Los Angeles: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1984 pp. 10, 13, 14

Hernandez, Jo Farb  Crime and Punishment: Reflections of Violence in Contemporary Art  Santa Clara, CA: Triton Museum of Art, 1984 pp. 21, 50, 64

Pindel, Howardina  The War Show  Stony Brook, NY: Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1983 pp. 2, 4, 6, 10

Styron, Thomas W.  Crimes of Compassion  Norfolk, VA: The Chrysler Museum, 1981 pp. 61, 85


BIBLIOGRAPHY:   SELECTED ARTICLES and REVIEWS

Frank, Peter "GOING IN: Ben Sakoguchi: Paintings 1966 to Present (Through April 21)" FABRIK-Issue 16 (2012)  p. 101

Moniker, Mia Nakaji "Postcards from the Edges of War--Sakoguchi retrospective at Cardwell Jimmerson runs through April 21" Rafu Shimpo, April 5, 2012

Mizota, Sharon "A Contrarian in Full Bloom" Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2012

Duncan, Michael "Canon Busting" Art in America, January, 2012pp. 79-80

Lewis, Jo Ann "At the Corcoran, Painting Takes a Belated---and Welcome---Back Seat to New Media"  The Washington Post  December 10, 2000 pp. G1, G6-G7

Duncan, Michael "Ben Sakoguchi at Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University"  Art in America  November 1999 p. 150

Koppman, Debra " 'Resilient Images: Reflections on Internment' at the National Japanese American Historical Society"  Artweek  July / August 1999 p. 16

Myers, Holly "Ben Sakoguchi at the Luckman Gallery, Cal State LA, 21 January-23 February"  Art Issues  Summer 1999 p. 54

McGovern, Thomas "Ben Sakoguchi at Luckman Fine Arts Gallery"  Artweek  March 1999 pp .21-22

Pridmore, Jay "Its history should sustain uprooted Peace Museum"  Chicago Tribune  October 13, 1995 Section 7 p. 8

Nieto, Margarita "Previews of Exhibitions: Ben Sakoguchi and Joe Soldate"  ArtScene  April 1995 p.13

Greenstein, M.A. "Against Ignorance---Affliction and Transcendence: artists respond to AIDS at El Camino College Art Gallery"  Artweek  September 17, 1992 p. 13

Martin, Victoria "The Media's Blind Eye---Profile: Ben Sakoguchi"  Artweek  September 17, 1992 p. 15

Levin, Kim "Voice Choices: Ben Sakoguchi / Tomie Arai"  The Village Voice  June 9, 1992

Wilson, William "Vietnam Revisited"   Los Angeles Times  March 27, 1991 p. F1

Larson, Kay "Three's Company"  New York  June 11, 1990 p. 85

Hackett, Regina "Museum braves an art-world untouchable--Vietnam"  Seattle Post-Intelligencer  August 30, 1989 p. C1

Smith, Richard "Reviews, California: Ben Sakoguchi"  New Art Examiner  January 1989 p. 54

McCloud, Mac "Exhibitions: Remembering the Dead"  Artweek  October 15, 1988 p. 9

Wilson, William "Taking a Fresh Look at L.A.'s 'Ragged Edge' Artists"  Los Angeles Times  April 29, 1984 Calendar pp. 98-99

Harrison, Helen A. "Art: Trying to Express the Outrage of War"  The New York Times  April 24, 1983 p. 22 LI

Lippard, Lucy R. "Art: A Small Slice of Whose Pie?"  The Village Voice  June 8, 1982

Gabrielson, Walter "Westward Ha!"  Art in America  January 1982 pp. 109, 110

Muchnic, Suzanne "Grins and Grimaces at 2 Galleries"  Los Angeles Times  July 14, 1981 VI p.1

Annas, Teresa "An Explosive Exhibit"  The Virginia-Pilot and the Ledger Star  April 26, 1981 p. D1

Merrit, Robert "Many Questions Pondered in Crimes of Compassion"  Richmond Times-Dispatch  April 26, 1981 p. K-4

Shere, Charles "S.F. Exhibit Gives Fresh Variations to Popular Imagery"  Oakland Tribune  May 6, 1980

Wilson, William "Art '70/'80: Paving the Access Roads to Culture"   Los Angeles Times  December 30, 1979 pp. 88-90 Calendar

Wilson, William"Art:  Exhibition with a Message"  Los Angeles Times  December 30, 1979p. 93 (Calendar)

Muchnic, Suzanne"A Bare-Bones Look at Society"  Los Angeles Times  August 7, 1979p. 1 (Part V)  

Muchnic, Suzanne"Eye-Openers With a Message"  Los Angeles Times  December 4, 1978

Weeks, H.J.  "The Works of a Very Witty Artist"  San Jose Mercury News  April 21, 1978

Wilson, William"A Come-as-You-Are Reunion at UCLA"  Los Angeles Times  January 15, 1978p. 76 (Calendar)

O'Neill, Mollie"Sakoguchi's Violent World"  Artweek  May 12, 1973p. 3

Wilson, William"Works Deal in Element of Smallness"  Los Angeles Times  March 26, 1973p. 2 (Part IV)

Plagins, Peter"Los Angeles: Ben Sakoguchi"  Artforum  March 1971p. 85

Seldis, Henry J.  " 'Art in Politics Show at the Lytton Center"  Los Angeles Times  October 28, 1968p. 8 (Part IV)

Millier, Arthur"This Trip Pays Off"  Los Angeles Herald-Examiner  March 24, 1968p. B-3

Seldis, Henry J.  "Sakoguchi Echoes Bosch"   Los Angeles Times  June 9, 1967p. 8 (Part IV)

Marmer, Nancy "Ben Sakoguchi at Ceeje Gallery [Los Angeles]" Artforum, February, 1965p.40

Seldis, Henry J.  "Prints of Sakoguchi Impressive"  Los Angeles Times  December 14, 1964p. 20 (Part IV)

Seldis, Henry J.  "Imprint Show: an Indelible Impression"  Los Angeles Times  October 18, 1964p. 3 (Calendar)