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    SAITO, Kikuo
    Date: American b. Japan, 1939 - 2016
    Kikuo Saito

    BIOGRAPHY
    1939 Born in Tokyo, Japan
    1966 Moved to New York
    Residency: Duke University, January 1996
    Grant: Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, 1996
    Visiting Professor: Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, January 2003
    2005 Art Students League of New York, Painting Instructor

    ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

    1976 Deitcher/O'Reilly Galleries, New York, February 7 - March 4.
    Deitcher/O'Reilly Galleries, New York, November 13 - December 8
    1977 William Edward O'Reilly, Inc., New York, May 21 -June 11
    1978 William Edward O'Reilly, Inc., New York, April 1 -29
    S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, June 8 -July 19
    1979 S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, May 8 -June 19
    William Edward O'Reilly, Inc., New York, October 2 -November 10
    1980 S.G. Mathews Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, June 12 -July 12
    Salander -O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, November 6 - 29
    1981 Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria, January 27 - February 28
    Hett Gallery, Edmonton, Canada, June 6 - 20
    Galerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, October 16-November 6
    1982 Medicine Hat Museum, Alberta, Canada, January 29 -February 21
    1983 Hett Gallery, Edmonton, Canada, March 19 - April 8
    Salander - O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, December1 - 31
    1984 Il Punto Blu Gallery, Southampton, New York, February11 - March 28
    1985 Salander -O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, February 2 - 28
    1986 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, January 5-22
    Salander -O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, April 2 - 26
    1987 Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal, Canada, May 13 - 30
    Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, June 2 - 30
    Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago, November 7 - December 5
    1988 Salander - O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, March 2 - April 1
    Waddington & Shiell Galleries, Toronto, Canada, May 18 - June 8
    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, November 11 -December 3
    1989 Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal, Canada, April 8 - 26
    Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago, April 28 - June 1
    Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England, May 26 -June 25
    1991 Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., New York, January 5-31
    Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, February 12 - March 16
    1992 Gallery Three, Palm Beach, Florida, January 3-February 7
    Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, December 10
    1993 Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England, February 19- March 21
    Blaffer-Robinson Gallery, Houston, Texas. April 29-May 29
    "Kikuo Saito: A True Colorist," Fort Lauderdale Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
    August 7-October 7 Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, June 10- July 3
    Eva Cohon Gallery, Chicago, October 8- November 10
    1994 Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 4- December 24
    1995 Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England, September 15-October 21
    1996 Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina,
    January 19-March 31
    Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, January
    21-February 2 9
    Galerie BMB, Amsterdam, Holland, December 8-January 18.
    1997 Galerie Thiele, Linz Austria, April 3 - April 30.
    Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, December 16 - January 3
    1998 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, November 12 - December 5
    1999 Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, February 6 - 28
    Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, July 7 - August 28
    2000 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, May 4 - May 27
    2002 Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, Nov 2 – Dec 10
    2004 Salander-O’Reilly Galleries New York, June 30 – July 31
    2005 Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, October 13 - November 5
    2006 Gallery Thiele, Linz, Austria, June 25 – July 25
    2007 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, May 17-July 17
    2009 Leslie Feely Fine Art, September 10-October 24

    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," Andre 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," Andre 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,
    February 2 – 28
    [Exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Peter Stuyvesant Collection],
    Turmac Tobacco Company B.V., Zevenaar, Netherlands
    "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,
    September 25 - October 26
    "15th Anniversary Exhibition," Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
    1992 Group Show, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
    Group Show, C.S. Schulte Gallery, South Orange, NJ
    "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, NY
    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
    2008 Art Festival for World Peace, Yokohama, Japan
    Group Show, Cajetan Glil Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
    2009 “Expanding Boundaries: Lyrical Abstraction: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
    Group Show, Leslie Feely Fine Art, New York, NY

    SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Braff, Phyllis. "From the Studio," The East Hampton Star (March 1984)
    Bingham, Russell. Keller, Saito and Sutton (Edmonton, Canada:
    The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1981)
    Bourdon, David. Review of de Nagy Group Show, Village Voice (June 1978)
    Bowling, Frank. "Outside the Galleries: Four Artists," Arts Magazine
    (November 1970), illustration
    Cox, Petey. "Saito's works stand out at Ft. Lauderdale Museum," Miami Today (September 1993)
    Falik, Frenchy. "Art Lovers celebrate gallery's opening," The Houston Post (May 1993)
    French-Frazier, Nina. "Kikuo Saito," Art International
    (January - February 1980), illustration
    Fujieda, Teruo. "After Minimal Art," Graphication, Tokyo (December 1988)
    Gavel, Linda. "The Timelessness of Great Art," Upper East Side Resident
    (February 1990)
    Glowen, Ron. "Christensen, Hughto, Saito, Zox, Kenneth Heffel Fine Art, Inc.,"
    Vanguard, Vancover (April 1982)
    Graphication, Tokyo, illustration of Saito's "Pink Moon" from 1989 (February 1990)
    Graphication, Tokyo, illustration of a drawing from Saito's "The Black Chair Series"
    (1995)
    Group: 1990 (New York: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, Inc., 1990), illustration (in color) of Saito's "Bishop's Finger" from 1989, plate no. 23.
    Hall, Charles. "Kikuo Saito," The Guardian, London (February 1993)
    Hall, Charles. "Kikuo Saito," Art Review, London (October 1995)
    Harrison, Helen A. "Gracefully Blending Western and Oriental Traditions,"
    The New York Times (March 1984)
    Harrison, Helen A. "Abstract Imagery Marks Group Show," The New York Times
    (November 1984)
    Hubbard, Sue. "Kikuo Saito," Time Out, London (June 1988)
    "Imagination Completes a Renaissance Masterpiece," The New York Times
    (March 1996)
    Itakura, Masaaki. Interview of Kikuo Saito on "Art Beat," BBC World Service, London,
    broadcast in Tokyo (1989)
    Jablons, Pamela. "Collecting with a Tradition," Diversion, New York (August 1982)
    Josephson, Jack. "A Painter of Merit," Haut Decor (June-July 1991), p. 6
    Kasai, Takako. The New York Yomiuri (January 18, 1991)
    Katz, Vincent. “Kikuo Saito at Stephen Haller, “Art in America” (May 2003)
    Klein, Lee Ellen. "Kikuo Saito," Arts Magazine (April 1985)
    Long, Robert. "Varied Hue at Punto Blue," The East Hampton Star (November 1984)
    Mecha, Rene. "The Next Generation: A Curator's Choice," Art International
    (March - April 1981)
    Moffet, Kenworth. "Kikuo Saito," Moffet's Artletter (May 1986)
    Moffet, Kenworth. "Kikuo Saito," Moffet's Artletter (June 1990)
    Muehlenbachs, Lelde. "Keller, Saito and Sutton at the Edmonton Art Gallery," Artmagazine, Toronto (September - October 1981)
    "The New Generation: A Curator's Choice (Emmerich)," ArtNews, November (November1980)
    "Ouverture," Chronique de l'Art Vivant, Paris (1972)
    Rayor, Vivien. "Kikuo Saito," New York Times (April 1986)
    Review of one-person show, Die Preese, Vienna (February 1981)
    Review of one-person show, Weinter, Vienna (January 1981)
    Review of one-person show, Weinter Zeitung, Vienna (January 1981)
    Russell, John. Review of one-person show, New York Times, (February 1976)
    Santis, Jorge. "A True Colorist" (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Museum of Art 1993) exhibition brochure, illustration
    Shizuoka Newspaper (January 23, 1991), p. 4
    Smith, Mary. "Kikuo Saito: Handmade Papers," Art/World (March - April 1980)
    Sobre, J.B. Review of one-person show, San Antonio Express (June 1978)
    Sobre, J.B. Review of one-person show, San Antonio Express (May 1979)
    Tannenbaum, Judith. Review of one-person show, Arts Magazine (April 1976)
    Tetransky, Valentin. "Clayworks Group Show," Arts Magazine (May 1981)
    Tucker, Glen. Review of one-person show, San Antonio Light (May 1979)
    Tuchman, Phyllis. "Kikuo Saito at William Edward O'Reilly," Art in America
    (March 1980), illustration
    Twardy, Chuck. "Lateral Movements," The News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina
    (January 26, 1996): p. 21, illustration
    Van Alst, Julia. "Unobstrusive Structuring Marks Kikuo Saito's Art," The Blade,
    Toledo, Ohio (June 1987)
    Wilkin, Karen. Kikuo Saito: Paintings (New York: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, 1991),
    exhibition catalogue, illustrated
    Wilkin, Karen. "The Next Generation: A Curator's Choice," Art Magazine, Toronto,
    (June 1981)
    Wilkin, Karen. "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, New York. Vol.3, 1996. pp.483.
    Wilkin, Karen. "Toy Garden," Partisan Review, Boston, (Summer 1996).
    Wilkin, Karen. "Black Pictures," Partisan Review, New York. Vol. 4,
    (Fall 1999) pp. 648.
    Wilkin, Karen. “At the Galleries,” Partisan Review, New York. Vol.1, 2003. pp.116.
    Wilkin, Karen. Kikuo Saito: Paintings and Works on Paper (Linz, Austria: Galerie Thiele, 2006), exhibition catalogue, illustrated

    THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
    1965 Setting for modern dance, Waseda University, Tokyo
    1966 Setting for modern dance, Iino Hall, Tokyo
    1967 Set designed for "Sara B. Divine" by Tom Eyen, Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy
    Set for "Tom Paine," directed by Tom O'Horgan, La Mama, New York
    Set for "Futz," directed by Tom O'Horgan, La Mama, New York
    1972 Sixth Festival of the Arts, Shiraz, Iran, worked on sets
    for Robert Wilson's theatre piece
    Work done on sets for Robert Wilson, Opera Comique, Paris
    Wrote and directed film for National Television, Iran
    1973 "Haftan," theatre piece at Byrd Hoffman Foundation, New York
    1976 "Water Play," theatre piece at La Mama, E.T.C., New York
    1979 Set for Peter Brook's "Conference of the Birds," Paris
    1996 "Toy Garden," The Ark, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    "Toy Garden," La Mama, E.T.C., New York
    2001 "Ash Garden," La Guardia H.S. of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York

    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
    The Museum of Art, Ford Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Florida
    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.

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