KinoSaito Presents Kikuo Saito & Friends Exhibition & Reception on May 13

KinoSaito Presents Kikuo Saito and Friends Exhibition, Artists in Residence Open Studios, and Opening Reception on Saturday, May 13, from 4-7 pm

Verplanck, NY (April 20, 2023) KinoSaito is pleased to present the exhibition, Kikuo Saito and Friends: New York City Downtown and Beyond, 1970s and 1980s, an Artists in Residence Open Studios event with Mary Mattingly and Leticia Pardo, and an Opening Reception on Saturday, May 13, from 4-7 pm. Spanning across all three art center galleries, this show, curated by renowned critic Karen Wilkin, will be on view until December 18. It features work by Saito alongside pieces by the prestigious artists who were his friends and colleagues for over 20 years. These free-admission events will take place at KinoSaito’s historic St. Patrick’s Catholic School at 115 7th Street, Verplanck, NY.

The 20 notable artists exhibiting their work with Saito’s from the 70s and 80s include:

Willard Boepple (

Anthony Caro (

Dan Christensen (

Paula DeLuccia (

Friedel Dzubas (

Helen Frankenthaler (

John Griefen (

Darryl Hughto (

Ronnie Landfield (

John McLean (

Kenneth Noland (

William Noland (

Larry Poons (

Peter Reginato (

Susan Roth (

Francine Tint (

Ann Walsh (

James Walsh (

Michael L. Williams (

Larry Zox (

In conjunction with this unique display of iconic contemporary artists’ works, KinoSaito has created a full-color exhibition catalogue with an introductory essay by Wilkin and reminiscences of Saito by his fellow artists and his first gallerist. It will be made available for purchase at KinoSaito and online at The catalogue and exhibition have been generously supported by the James Fuentes Gallery, Berry Campbell Gallery, Irene Ritter Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Kenneth Noland Foundation, Robert Wilson, and The Art Students League of New York.

The simultaneous Open Studios event will give exhibition attendees a rare glimpse into KinoSaito’s resident artists’ works in progress and their practices. Mattingly is a sculptor and photographer whose work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Museum, and Palais de Tokyo, among other venues. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award, and grants from the James L. Knight Foundation and Jerome Foundation. Pardo is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist and architect whose practice lies between the boundaries of research, art, and architecture. She currently serves as the Creative Director of Exhibition Design at The Art Institute of Chicago, and she has designed exhibitions at such renowned institutions as The Detroit Institute of Arts, Museo Amparo, and Museo Universitario.

For more details about KinoSaito’s upcoming exhibition and contributing artists, contact Art Center Manager Michael Barraco at 914-293-7468 or To reserve a free ticket for the May 13th reception, RSVP at


About KinoSaito        

KinoSaito is a nonprofit center founded in 2018 and dedicated to the creation of abstract art. We are committed to nurturing art experimentation across all mediums and perpetuating the legacy of our founding muse and Japanese-American artist, Kikuo Saito (1939-2016). The center opened in 2021 upon renovation of its St. Patrick’s Catholic School located in Verplanck, NY. Since opening our doors, we have served an intergenerational audience of 3,500 annually.

Image: Anthony Caro, Table Piece Z-25, 1986, Courtesy of Private Collector

About KinoSaito Art Center

KinoSaito is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts center located in the newly renovated former St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Verplanck, NY. The center houses two art galleries, an 80-seat theater/performance space, two resident artists studios, a classroom, a café, and a bountiful garden. The works on rotating display consist of paintings, drawings, set designs, and other creative outputs of our founding muse, Kikuo Saito, along with changing exhibitions of contemporary art by resident artists and others whose work intersects with and amplifies Saito’s life’s work. Performances in all forms of theater, dance, new media, and interdisciplinary installations take place within the theater space and throughout the building. An arts education program for all ages and a series of public programs each season extend Saito’s work as a teacher, mentor, and supporter of emerging creatives. Museum hours: Friday to Sunday 10 am- 5 pm (Thursday by appointment) 115 W 7th St., Verplank, NY 10596 (914)293-7468