Born in Korea in 1971, Rostarr moved to Washington DC when he was a child. He then graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2000, he was featured as one of I.D. magazine’s "40 under 30". And in 2004 he was recognized as an honoree at the A.I.C.P. show held yearly at the MOMA for his graphics in the Nike Basketball Asia "Flow" commercial.-He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Some of his more notable solo exhibitions: “NEOSPECTIVES” Blk Mrkt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA in 2005; "R.O.C.O.Q.O." Galleria Carlos Irizarry, San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2004; "ATTENTION CHIEN MECHANTS" Surface2Air, Paris, France in 2004; " GRAPHYSICS / A.W.T.C” Houston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in 2001. His most recent group exhibitions: “The New Grand Tour” Brave Art Space, Hong Kong in 2007; "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art And Street Culture" Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA- Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA- The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD- Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, Italy, 2004-2007; “Ugly Winners” Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France in 2006; "Kitty E.X./30th Anniversary" Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan in 2003; "Sessions: The Bowl", Deitch Projects NYC in 2004; "What about N.Y.?...a new New York Scene" Galerie Du Jour, Paris, France in 2003; "BOOMERANG", Agnes B, NYC in 2002; “New American Painting: The Next Generation" Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, France in 2002.