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: Introspectives, Woaw, Hong Kong, 2019; Kill The Ego: Sound & Vision, Korean American Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York, 2014; Turbo Arena, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, 2013; Ikonoclysm, Gallery Common, Tokyo, 2012; Travels to "Hors Pistes Festival 2010”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2010; Circuito Off, 2010 Venice International Short Film Festival, Venice, Italy, 2010; Oculus Velocitas, Il Trifoglio Nero, Genova, Italy, 2009; Wreckless Abandon, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, Florida, 2008; War Pen, Leonard Street Gallery, London, England, with artist Doze Green, 2008; Condition Black, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milano, Italy, 2007; D.X.A, Surrender Gallery, Singapore, 2007; Five Power, Refill Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2006; NEOSPECTIVES, Blk Mrkt Gallery, Los Angeles, 2005; R.O.C.O.Q.O., Galleria Carlos Irizarry, San Juan, 2004; ATTENTION CHIEN MECHANTS, Surface2Air, Parigi, 2004; GRAPHYSICS / A.W.T.C, Houston Gallery, Tokyo, 2001.
His most recent group exhibitions: Reflections, Gana Art, Seoul, 2020; Saber&Rostarr, Opera Gallery, Soho, New York, 2013; Calligraffiti, Leila Heller Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2013; Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, Abu Dhabi, 2013; Library, Hidden Champion Gallery, Tokyo, 2013; DYZ Experimental Art Surfshop, Dyezu Gallery, Tokyo, 2012; City of Fire, Los Angeles, 2012; Quarante Par, Galerie L. J., Paris, 2012; F*CK ART, Museum of Sex, New York, 2012; Casa De Empeño, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, 2012; Making Faces, Opera Gallery NYC, New York, 2012; Pieces of Heaven, The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles, 2012; Hors Pistes Tokyo, Centre Georges Pompidou selections, Uplink Factory, Tokyo, 2011; Abstractions, Opera Gallery NYC, New York, 2011; Flash, Anonymous Gallery, New York, 2011; Stars and Stripes Forever, Agnes b. Gallery, New York, 2011; Art Machine, The Hole, New York, 2011; Hors Pistes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The New Grand Tour, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, 2010; Les Territoires de l'Art Modeste, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète (France), 2010; Streer/Studio 2.0, Irvine Contemporary, Washington, 2010; The Draw Show, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, 2010; Rojo Nova, Museu Da Imagem E Do Som, San Paulo, 2010; Second Nature, Fondation Vasarely, Aix En Provance, 2010; Circuito Off 2010; Venice International Short Film Festival, Venice, 2010; Joyride: Bicycle Film Festival, Anonymous Gallery, New York, 2010; Barnstormers, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, 2010; Scope Art Fair, Anonymous Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, 2010; Oculus Velocitas, Il Trifoglio, Genova, 2009; Subculture Capital, Anonymous Gallery, New York, 2009; Scope Art Fair, Anonimous Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, 2009; Hadiith: Contemporary Conversation, Cuadro Fine Arts, Dubai, U.A.E., 2009; Kill the Ego, Anthology Film Archives, New Film Makers Festival, Fountain Art Fair, New York, 2009; Manifest Hope: DC, Irvine Contemporary Art, Washington DC, 2009; Moving Images , Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, 2009; Wreckless Abandon, O.H.W.O.W., Miami, 2008; War Pen, Leonard Street Gallery, London, 2008; Now Jump, Nam June Paik Art Center, Kyeongi (S. Korea), 2008; The New Grand Tour pt.II, 798 District, Beijing, 2008; Kill The Ego: Festival Exit, Maison des Arts, Creteil, 2008; Condition Black, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, 2007; D.X.A, Surrender, Singapore, 2007; The New Grand Tour pt.I, Brave Art, Hong Kong, 2007; Circa Art, Carlos Irizarry Gallery, San Juan, 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, Italia, 2004-2007; Five Power, Refill Gallery, Sydney, 2006; Ugly Winners, Galerie Du Jour, Paris, 2006; High Math, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, 2006; Yankee Doodle Flea Market, Tokyo, 2006; Kitty E.X./30th Anniversary, Mori Museum, Tokyo, 2003; Sessions: The Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York, 2004; What about N.Y.?...a new New York Scene, Galerie Du Jour, Parigi, 2003; BOOMERANG, Agnes B, New York, 2002; New American Painting: The Next Generation, Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris, 2002.