About the Artist


"Six Billion Perps Held Hostage: Artists Address Global Warming"
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, 2007






Frank Chu at the
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Winterfest Auction, 2008






My friend and artist, Eric Grbich, at Hang Art, 2010


Hugo Kobayashi at Mighty Box Gallery, 2016Hugo Kobayashi at Mighty Box Gallery, 2016Hugo Kobayashi at Mighty Box Gallery, 2016




Exhibition List

Solo Exhibitions

  • “Suburban Dreams, Chapter One: Monopoly”, Mighty Box Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2016
  • “Nothing for Something,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2010
  • “Red, Black, White, Blue,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2007
  • “Free Fall,” Hang Art, San Francisco, CA  2004
  • “Damocles,” Keyson Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY  2002

Two Person

  • Sunnyvale Center for the Arts, Sunnyvale, CA  1994
  • Gallery 44, Oakland, CA  1987

Selected Group

  • "Picture Show", Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA 2021
  • "The de Young Open", de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 2020
  • "Urban/Rural - Views from California", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2020
  • "Nocturne", Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco,  CA  2019
  • "Art & Movement", Gear Box Gallery, Oakland, CA  2019
  • "Playdate", Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA  2019
  • "Alphabet Soup", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2019
  • "A Portrait in Diversity: Portrait/Self Portrait Show", Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA 2019
  • "The Written Word - art inspired by books & writing", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2018
  • “Urban/Rural", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2018
  • “Terrain: Views of California”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2017
  • “Mischief: Characters and Critters”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2017
  • “Night Light: Artwork Inspired by Darkness & the Night”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2017
  •  “City Streets: Urban Views of the Bay Area”, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2016
  • Terminus Art, Oakland, CA  2014
  • "A Portrait in Diversity," Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA 2014
  • Terminus Art, Oakland, CA  2013
  • "Emerging Artists 2013," Driftwood Salon, San Francisco, CA  2013
  • "Figures & Faces," Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA  2012
  • “Emerging Artists 2012,” Driftwood Salon, San Francisco, CA  2012
  • “Portrait/Self Portrait Show,” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA  2011-12
  • "The Abstract," Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2011
  • “Six Billion Perps Held Hostage, Artists Address Global Warming,” The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA  2007
  • “Red Alert: War, Peace and Civil Liberties,” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA  2004
  • “The East Group,” East (formerly Keyson Gallery), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 2004
  • “Four Artists’ View on Reality,” Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA  2003
  • “ECO2,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA  2002-03
  • “The AAAC Story,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY  2002
  • “Introductions 2000,” Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA  2000
  • “Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture,” Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, CA  1995
  • “Off the Wall,” Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa, CA  1993
  • “Self Portrait 1993,” Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, CA  1993
  • “The Pro Arts Annual”, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA  1992
  • “The Fish Show,” SF State Student Union Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA  1990
  • “Yesterday: Reflection on Childhood,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY  1988
  • “Fathers,” Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY  1986
  • "Ten Chinatown: Asian Arts Institute's First Annual Open Studios Exhibition"Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY  1985

Film Festivals


  • City University of New York, Hunter College  (MFA, 1985)
  • University of California, Berkeley  (AB, 1983)