Kota's work explores the appropriation of pop culture, current events, and art history. He translates found film, video, and photographs into simplified drawings and animations, illuminating the hold that certain images have on all of us. His work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions and in group exhibitions at venues such as the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Minneapolis Institute of Art, Queensland Art Gallery (South Brisbane, Australia), and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He received a SECA Art Award in 2006 and a Eureka Fellowship in 2010. Collaborating with Workshop Residence, Kota designed four sheets of gift wrap featuring imagery from his book, The History of Photography Remix, published by Nazraeli Press in 2006.