GR Biennale 3 – Paint and Learn from Rob Sato November 10th Saturday Free

Free JANM Entrance.

Come make some watercolor paintings with artist Rob Sato! Attendees will learn watercolor texture techniques and how to use masking in this workshop. Materials provided.

Giant Robot Artists’ Entourage Workshop with Rob Sato
is happening in conjunction with JANM’s Target Free Family Saturday: Pop Culture

There is more info at the Giant Robot Facebook event page.

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Biennale: Time Lapse of Saelee Oh and Deth P Sun

Time Lapse of the mural and installation by Saelee Oh and Deth P Sun. Saelee Oh’s work took days and days, Deth P Sun, 11 hours. Both are amazing to see in person. Music by Goh Nakamura.



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Deth P Sun Art Available Friday October 5th 12noon PST


Deth P Sun Art Available Friday October 5th 12noon PST, it’ll be at this link. There are 360 5″x5″ pieces.

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Vote for JANM at City Voter

Here’s a voting poll. It’s a popularity contest in the end. If this poll includes “pound for pound” cultural significance, diversity, community building and outreach. I’d cast my vote and say, yes to JANM. (Cityvoter – JANM)

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JANM Kokoro Craft Boutique

JANM Kokoro Craft Boutique. Congrats. That’s Rodney Kageyama and Tamlyn Tomita below. Rodney was the MC of the day.

People lurk and check out the gear on the tables. The event was fun.

Kat Rivera shows off the bag of buttons she purchased through the vending machine at JANM.


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Giant Robot at Kokoro Craft Boutique 9/30 10-4pm

Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave (yes, either address works)
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States

Showcase and sale of unique, high quality, handcrafted, artist designed merchandise.

Craft items for sale include: origami art, unique jewelry, kimono fabric clothing, handbags, silk/yarn scarves, ceramic and miniature bronze sculptures, cultural t-shirts, stationery, glass art, and much more!

Free admission to Japanese American National Museum exhibitions with craft show purchase ($5 minimum) (September 30, 2012 only). On the Plaza: Yuujou Taiko will perform at 12PM.

Shoppers can take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo Arts District~1st & Alameda. (Cash or Checks please)

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum. For more information, email: [email protected]

(JANM – Kokoro)

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Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM (a.k.a. My GR family reunion)

To most, Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM is simply the biggest, best group show that an indie artist can be associated with. It isn’t very often that pop-rooted, independent fine artists (Asian or not) are given a top-shelf venue to gather and shine. Eric does a rad job of cultivating this scene, and has built up a real family of artists in the process. I am really proud to have worked with him on the magazine that has showcased so many of them.

So as the end of publication nears its two year mark, attending the opening felt a lot like a family reunion to me. I hardly get out to Sawtelle these days, and see Eric and the artists pretty rarely. So while it was especially cool to see the amazing art on the first day (such as the sculpture by Ako Castuera, above) it was just as rad to see so many people that I have grown close to (like the Big Boss Robot and his family, below).

Okay, it’s not like I knew everyone there. After I answered the person who checked me in that I was with four guests instead of one, she looked annoyed and asked, “Are you an artist?” No, but I quickly took the stickers for my wife Wendy (who designed GR mags 18-68), daughter Eloise, niece Lucia, and cousin visiting from New Zealand and moved on.

Right after the opening remarks by Eric and JANM representatives, Wendy and I saw our friends Susie Ghahremani and Michael Esten. They drove up from San Diego in time for the Chickfactor concert and stuck around to see Susie’s customs in the opening! (more…)


LA Weekly: GR Biennale 3 at JANM

Article about the Giant Robot Biennale 3 by Liz Ohanesian. Thank you much.

Luke Chueh: “”I really believe that Giant Robot helped promote that the fact that there is more to this scene than the Japanese Superflat artists,” says Chueh, referencing artist Murakami and like-minded artists in Japan.” (LA Weekly – Biennale 3)

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Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM Photos Set 3

Koji Sakai, Clement Hanami, Greg Kimura, myself.

Money Mark and Clement Hanami

David Choe and Money Mark

Deth P Sun art.



Giant Robot Biennale at JANM Photo Set 2

That’s Deth P Sun and Marci Washington

Rob Sato and family. That’s Ako Castuera in gold


That’s Mr and Mrs Choe!


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Giant Robot Biennale 3 at JANM Photo Set 1

Here’s photo set 1. I’ll get to writing later on. This set is by Dean Gojobori who helped throughout the exhibition. People enter Albert Reyes “maze” downstairs.


That’s my introducing Rob Sato and Ako Castuera.


The Queens Court. Thanks for coming through.



Giant Robot Biennale 3 Customs

Photos by Dean Gojobori


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Scenes From a Biennale 2

The banner is getting installed, but after finding a few snags in the print out, it’s all getting redone. Damn. So close, but not close enough. It’s a good looking wall.


Eishi Takaoka sculpture. The light was dim, so the photo is too.


Lynn Yamasaki… she made GR Jello. Those are Big Boss Robots in there. Seriously great and they taste great too.



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Sat: Money Mark LIVE at the Giant Robot Biennale

Money Mark LIVE at the Giant Robot Biennale. 7:30pm.

Check out this Music video done by our friends at Logan.


(Money Mark)

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Scenes from a Biennale at JANM

From a few days ago. In progress and I was only allowed to show this wide.


That’s Saelee and Ako

That’s Albert Reyes in progress

That’s the customs portion being worked on.


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Giant Robot Biennale Remix Project: Luke Rook

Mr Luke Rook. Another gem. It’s great to have so many from so far away doing projects for this exhibition. Hopefully it brings us just a little bit closer.

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GR Biennale 3 Remix Project: A Little Stranger

A Little Stranger - Monster of the Mariana Trench.

GID?! We’ll find out.


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Giant Robot Biennale Remix Project: Joe Ledbetter

Known sometimes as J-Led, Joe Ledbetter is a favorite of many. This is his piece for the Biennale Remix Project.

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Giant Robot Biennale – The Banner


When it was time to create an image or look for the exhibition. I turned to an artist who shows at GR. She has great graphics and art skill and it was the coolest way to go. Sara Saedi. We went through a few drafts to get the idea right. Maybe one day I’ll show you the rejects! But overall it’s pretty much what I had in mind and it came out clean. It looks like her work too! Opening night Sept 22.

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Giant Robot Biennale Remix Project: Nathan Ota

Holy smokes! Artist Nathan Ota turned in something beyond exciting. We can’t wait to display this one!


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