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artist , art educator

Ben Sakoguchi, American artist, retired art educator. National Education Association fellow 1980, 95, Pasadena Arts Commission fellow 1991, California Community Foundation Jean Paul Getty Trust Fund for Visual Arts fellow, 1997, Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund Artists Giverny fellow, 1997.

Background

Sakoguchi, Ben was born in 1938 in San Bernardino, California, United States.

Education

Student, San Bernardino Valley College, 1956-1958;Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960;Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964;postgraduate, California State University, Los Angeles, 1982-1983.

Career

Professor art, Pasadena (California) City College, 1964-1998;retired, Pasadena (California) City College, since 1998.

Membership

Solo exhibitions include Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, 1964, 65, 67, La Jolla (California) Museum, 1965, University California Santa Cruz, 1967, Los Angeles City College, 1968, 81, Santa Barbara (California) Museum Art, 1968, Brand Art Center, Glendale, California, 1971, Zara Gallery, San Francisco, 1973, Compton (California) College, 1977, Works, San Jose, California, 1978, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California, 1983, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica High School, California, 1985, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, 1988, Aljira Center Contemporary Art, Newark, 1992, Alternative Museum, New York City, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, 1995, Space, Los Angeles, 1998, El Camino College, Torrance, California, 1998. 2 person exhibitions Santa Ana College, 1978, Aarnun Gallery, Pasadena, 1980, San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, 1980, Gorman Museum University California Davis, 1984, Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, 1995. Group exhibitions include Alternative Museum, 1982, 89, 91, 92, 95, New York University Stony Brook, 1983, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, 1984, Atlantic Richfield Company Center Visual Arts, Los Angeles, 1984, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1985, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, 1986, Whatcom Museum History and Art, Bellingham, Washington, 1989 (circulated various museums nationwide, 1992), New Museum Contemporary Art, New York City, 1990, Peace Museum, Chicago, 1995, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 1995, Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1995, National Japanese American History Society, 1999, San Francisco, Pacific Asia Museum, 2000, Los Angeles County Museum Art, 2000, Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, 2000, others.

Represented permanent collections American Express Company, New York City, Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Los Angeles, Brooklyn Museum, Chicago Art Institute, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Philadelphia Museum Art, National Museum American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, numerous others. Subject numerous articles, publications, exhibition catalogs and reviews, since 1965.