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Kikuo Saito

BIOGRAPHY

Kikuo Saito’s rich constellations of gestural works offer deliberate evidence of the artist’s hand. While Saito’s sensitivity to the qualities of paint make it clear that his marks exist on the canvas surface, space in these works is often indefinite. Shifts in density, scale, tone, and intensity of strokes suggest that each gesture occupies an individual position. Saito’s additional body of work includes images conceived as screens. The literal two-dimensional surface of each canvas is asserted by rows of elegant, freely drawn Roman letters arranged by a vanished grid.

 

EDUCATION 
 
1996 Duke University
2005 Art Students League of New York, Painting Instructor
 
 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1976
Deitcher/O’Reilly Galleries, New York

1977
William Edward O’Reilly, Inc., New York

1978
William Edward O’Reilly, Inc., New York
S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 

1979
S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio, Texas 
William Edward O’Reilly, Inc., New York

1980
S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio,Texas 
Salander–O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., NewYork 

1981
Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Hett Gallery, Edmonton, 
Galerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

1982
Medicine Hat Museum, Alberta, Canada

1983
Hett Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Salander–O’Reilly Galleries, Inc.

1984
Il Punto Blu Gallery, Southampton, New York 

1985
Salander–O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York 

1986
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 
Salander–O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York

1987
Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal, Canada
Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago

1988
Salander–O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York 
Waddington & Shiell Galleries, Toronto, Canada
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1989
Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal, Canada
Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1991
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York 
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., Beverly Hills

1992
Gallery Three, Palm Beach, Florida
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1993
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Blaffer-Robinson Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Kikuo Saito: A True Colorist,” Fort Lauderdale Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago

1994
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

1995
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1996
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina 
Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
Galerie BMB, Amsterdam, Holland

1997
Galerie Thiele, Linz Austria 
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

1998
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 

1999
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan 
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

2000
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 

2002
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York

2004
Salander-O’Reilly Galleries New York

2005
Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 

2006
Gallery Thiele, Linz, Austria

2009
Lelsie Feely Fine Art, New York

2010
Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York

2011
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1970
“Young American Painters,” Reese Palley Gallery, New York

1972
“Contemporary Reflections,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
“Four Painters,” LoGuidice Gallery, New York
“Group Guest Show,” André Emmerich, New York
“Group Invitation,” Musee Galerie, Paris

1973
“Group,” LoGuidice Gallery, New York
“Group,” Soho Center for the Visual Arts, New York

1975
Invitational, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

1976
Group Show, Deitcher/O’Reilly Galleries, New York
Group Show, Gray Gallery, New York University, New York

1977
Group Show, United States Mission to the United Nations, New York

1978
“Shape and Field,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

1979
“Painting and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards,” American Academy and Institute for Arts and Letters, New York
 
Group Show, Galerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbour Islands, Florida
 
Group Show, Watson de Nagy Gallery, Houston, Texas

1980
“ROSC International Exhibition,” Dublin, Ireland
“Art 80,” Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
“The Next Generation: A Curator’s Choice,” André Emmerich, New York
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries Inc., New York

1981
“Keller, Saito and Sutton,” Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Group Show, Watson de Nagy, Houston, Texas
IV Medellin Biennial, Medellin, Colombia, South America
Group Show, Clayworks, Studio Workshop, New York
“Uniquely Painted Prints,” Salander- O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
“Phoenix,” Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany
Group Show, Rubiner Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
“Boxer, Olitski, Poons, Saito,” Gallery Ulysses, Vienna, Austria
Group Show, Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City
Group Show, Sarah Y. Rentschler Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
Group Show, Ivory Klimpton, San Francisco, California

1982
Group Show, Martha White Gallery, Kentucky
Group Show, Ken Heffel Fine Arts, Vancouver, Canada
“Saito and Roth,” Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London England
“Saito, Slone and Zox,” Gallery One, Toronto, Canada
“Contemporary Abstractionists,” Rubiner Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

1983
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York

1984
Group Show, Martha White Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Group Show, Hett Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
Group Show, Il Punto Blu Gallery, Southampton, New York
“Artists Choose Artists,” Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

1985
“Private Treasures From San Antonio Collections,” San Antonio Museum, Texas
Group Show, Griffin-Haller Gallery, Washington Depot, Connecticut
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
“Artist’s Salute the Return of Halley’s Comet,” Edith C. Blum Art Institute,
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

1986
Group Show, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
Group Show, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1987
“New Abstract Prints,” Associated American Artists, New York
Group Show, John Szoke Gallery, New York
Group Show, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Group Show, Waddington & Shiell Galleries, Toronto, Canada
Group Show, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988
Group Show, Silvermine Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut
“Paperworks,” John Szoke Gallery, New York
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York
Group Show, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1989
“Art for All,” Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Group Show, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
Group Show, Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Group Show, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
“Important Works on Paper,” Meredith Long, Houston, Texas

1990
“Group: 1990,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York
“Art ‘90,” London Contemporary Art Fair, International Art Fair, London, England
“Works on Paper,” Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Group Show, Stewart Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

1991
“Gallery Selections,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, February
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, Seville and Zoragoza, Spain
Group Show, Galerie Ulysses, New York
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Berlin, Germany
“15th Anniversary Exhibition,” Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1992
Group Show, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Group Show, C.S. Schulte Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey
“Five Years,” Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
“Abstract Painters Who Paint Landscapes,” Schulte Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey

1993
Group Show, Schultz Gallery, Milburn, New Jersey

1994
Group Show, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida
Group Show, Vero Beach Centre for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida

1995
“Olitski, Poons, Saito,” Zeckendorf Towers, New York
Group Show, Steven Haller Gallery, New York
FIAC, Paris Art Fair, Paris, France
“Toys R Art,” Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida

1996
“Twentieth Anniversary,” Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
“Abstractions,” Barbara Scott Gallery, Miami, Florida

1998
“Abstraction II,” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York

2001
Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection, Portland Art Museum Portland, Oregon

2004
The Art Festival for World Peace, Shanghai

2005
Group Show, Yellowbird Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Group Show, Gallerie D’Arte Benucci, Rome

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield,
Connecticut
American Telephone & Telegraph,
New York
Bain & Co., Boston
Baxter Corp., Greenfield, Illinois
Buchanan Ingersoll, Pittsburgh
Carnegie Center, Princeton
Central Trust Bank, Kansas City
Chevron Oil, Dublin, California
Contempra Fashions International,
Montreal, Canada
Continental Insurance, New York
Core Industries, Bloomfield Hills,
Michigan
Duke University Museum of Art
The Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada
Estee Lauder, New York
Frost Brother, San Antonio, Texas
H & R Block, Kansas City
H. J. Heinz, Pittsburgh
Henly Group, New York
Hines Industrial, Boston
Houston Industries, Houston, Texas
Impact Rug Inc., Montreal, Canada
International Business Machines,
New York
International Minerals and Chemicals
Corp., Chicago
J.P. Morgan Chase Collection, New York
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Canada
The Lincoln Savings Bank, New York
Midland Finance Company, Chicago
Mitsui & Co., New York
Mony Financial Services, Teaneck,
New Jersey
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Northrop, Los Angeles
Pepsico, New York
Pfizer Inc., New York
Queens University, Canada
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art,
Sarasota, Florida
Siemens, Germany
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation,
Netherlands
TRW Corp., New York
Ulster Museum, Ireland
Unicorp American, New York
University of Lethbridge, Canada
U.S. Equities, Chicago
World Bank, Washington, D.C.