KATSU (USA, b. 1982) is a Japanese-American new media artist based in New York City. His works involve technology, public intervention and include commentary on commercialism, privacy and digital culture. As a result, his practice includes drone painting, sculpture, digital media, conceptual works and crypto art. KATSU’s visual and digital projects question notions of reality, fiction, and ‘graffiti,’ by conceptually integrating ideas of vandalism with commercialism and technology. KATSU was a research fellow with Free Art and Technology Lab, a collective of creative technologists and hacker artists (2007-2015). Recent solo exhibitions include; BITS at Evergold Projects, San Francisco. DOT at The Hole, New York City (2020); DRONE at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). He was included in Beyond The Streets (curated by Roger Gastman) in Los Angeles, CA (2018). In 2015 he created Dronescape Summer for Coney Art Walls (curated by Joseph J. Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch), and was included in Born in the Streets – Graffiti at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris (2009-10). He earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY (2005). The artist works between Brooklyn and San Francisco.