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1920 - 2013



2022     Within Small See Large: Drawings by Sal Sirugo, Graham Shay 1857. NYC

2010    Abstract Expressionism and Individualism: Works from 1948 to 2008,

        Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, NYC

2007    Intimate Visions,The Gallery at 6th & 6th, Tucson, AZ

2002    From the Intimate to the Infinite, Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield Univ., CT  

1981, 78, 76  Landmark Gallery, New York City

1966    Great Jones Gallery, New York City

1963    “K” Gallery, Woodstock, New York

1961    Tanager Gallery (Tenth Street), New York City

1959    Camino Gallery (Tenth Street), New York City


2021                Small Scale - Intimate Works of American Abstraction, Graham Shay 1857, NYC

2018                Three American Painters:  David Diao, Sam Gilliam, Sal Sirugo, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ., NJ

2017                L'heure entre chien et loup, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, NY

2014                Painting Black, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, NYC

2014                Small Works, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2013    Forty Odd / 1973-2013:  Selections from the Permanent Collection, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum

2012                 Pulling at Polarities, Hollis Taggart Galleries, NYC

2011    2011 Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC

2008    Starting From Scratch (Repartir à Zéro): American and European Art in the Aftermath of World War II,                                   1945-1949, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France

2007    Pathways and Parallels: Roads to Abstract Expressionism, Hollis Taggart Galleries, NYC

2003    Modern American Art 1930-1975, Gary Snyder Fine Art, NYC

2001    Abstract Expressionism:  Expanding the Canon, Gary Snyder Fine Art, NYC

1997    Intimate Universe (Revisited), Robert Steele Gallery, NYC

1994 - 96  Still Working, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, Chicago                                         Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, New York

                            at IBM Art Gallery, NYC

1994    Italian-American Artists: 1945-1968, Luebsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NYC

1992 - 93  Expression Abstracted: Heads by Pepi, Rosenborg, Seliger and Sirugo, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers                                    Univ., NJ

1991    Nature’s Rhythm, Gary Snyder Fine Art, NYC

1989 - 90   Abstract Expressionism: Other Dimensions, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, NYC;        

                            Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ., NJ; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Lowe Art Museum,      

                            Univ. of Miami, FL

1985 - 86  Figural Art of the New York School, Ciba-Geigy Collection, Baruch College, NYC; Louisiana State            

                            University, Baton Rouge

1985    The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: the Lower East Side, 1948-1970, NYC

1984    Five-Person Show, Art Galaxy Gallery, NYC

1983    Tanager Gallery 1952-1962, Buecker & Harpsichords, NYC

1978 - 80  Tenth Street Days, Gallery Association of New York State, Traveling. Exhibition

                            (selected by Thomas B. Hess), New York, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut

1977    The Tenth Street Days—The Coops of the 50’s, Pleiades Gallery, NYC

1976    Ciba-Geigy Collection, Neuberger Museum, NY, and Wichita Falls Museum, TX

1972, 75, 7118 Artists, Landmark Gallery, NYC

1974    Works on Paper, Ciba-Geigy Collection, Summit Art Center, NJ

1974    Drawing Show, Landmark Gallery, NYC

1973    Visual R & D, Ciba-Geigy Collection, University of Texas,  Austin

1971    A New Consciousness, Ciba-Geigy Collection., Hudson River Museum., Yonkers, NY

1967    Artists by Artists, Capricorn Gallery, NYC

1966    Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1965    Great Jones Gallery, NYC

1960 - 62  Tanager Gallery (Tenth Street), NYC

1959                Tenth Street, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1958 - 61  Camino Gallery (Tenth Street), NYC

1958    Provincetown Arts Festival, MA

1953    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia

1952    Whitney Museum of American Art Annual, NYC 

1952    Peridot Gallery, NYC

1951    Fluid Space  (Avery, de Kooning, Nevelson), Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NYC

1950    National Academy of Design, NYC

1949 - 50  New Talent, Laurel Gallery, NYC



Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co., Canton, MA

Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, NY

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

Evergreen Enterprises, Taipei, Taiwan

Jagiellonian University, The Judaica Foundation, Krakow, Poland

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

University of Montevallo, AL

New York University/Grey Art Gallery & Study Center, NYC

Pace University, NYC

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Syracuse University, NY

Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY

Zimmerli Art Museum (including J. Patrick Lannan Foundation Collection), Rutgers University,

   New Brunswick, NJ



2011                American Academy of Arts & Letters, Jimmy Ernst Lifetime Achievement Award

1982, 84          Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award

1980                Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) Fellowship

1962                Longview Foundation Award (Purchase)

1952                Woodstock Foundation Award

1951                Emily Lowe Award



Judd Tully, A Second Look, Article with Illus., Art + Auction, May 2010, p. 83

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Catalogue Raisonne,

      Christian Rattemeyer, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 2009, p. 254

Repartir A Zero 1945-1949, Catalogue Raisonne, Eric de Chassey and Sylvie Ramond,

      Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France, 2008,  pp. 86, 348, color plates 84, 224-225 (3)

Pathways and Parallels:  Roads to Abstract Expressionism catalog, essay by Jeffrey Wechsler,    

      Hollis Taggart Galleries, 2007, plates 38, 39, pp. 34, 36, 96

Ann Landi, Ripe for Rediscovery, Art News, Nov. 1996, pp. 118-119

Pepe Karmel, Still Working, review, The New York Times, Feb. 3, 1995

Still Working catalogue, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and tour 1994-1996, c. Parsons

     School of Design, New York, NY, 1994, color plate 28, pp. 72, 87, 101-102, 152-153

Italian-American Artists, 1945-1968: A Limited Survey, Works on Paper catalog, essay by

      Anthony Panzera, Luebsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College of the City Univ. of NY, 1994-1995, pp. 6, 41

Abstract Expressionism: Other Dimensions, 1940-1965 catalog, essay by Jeffrey Wechsler, Zimmerli

      Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ, 1989, color plates 22-23, 4 illus., pp. 54, 56, 131-133

E. Exler, Intimate Epics, with illus., Woodstock Times, Dec. 6, 1990, pp. 16-17

Lawrence Campbell, Homage to the Tanager, Buecker & Harpsichords, NYC, Art in America, Nov. 1983

Tram Combs, Sirugo’s Miniature Sublime, with illus., Woodstock Times, Feb. 19, 1981

William Pellicone, When Small is Big, with illus., Artspeak, Feb. 12, 1981

Joellen Bard, Article with illus., Arts Magazine, Dec. 1978, p. 13

J. de Clef Pineiro, New York Artists, New York Affairs, V. 4, No. 4, 1978, p. 61

Corinne Robins, Article with illus., Arts Magazine, Jan. 1977, p. 22

Natalie Edgar, The Private Worlds of Sal Sirugo, Art News, Nov. 1966, pp. 42, 43, 82

It Is, Magazine for Abstract Art, excerpt from the Club Panel Discussion, No. 6, Autumn 1965, p. 75

Fred W. McDarrah, The Artist’s World in Pictures, New York: E.P. Dutton, 1961, pp. 48, 81

Dore Ashton, review, The New York Times, Feb. 12, 1960

It Is, Magazine for Abstract Art, illus., No. 4, Autumn 1959, p. 77

Dore Ashton, Tenth Street Stroll, review, The New York Times, Jan. 9, 1959

Howard Devree, Modern Outburst, review, The New York Times, June 10, 1951



Member of The Club
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Archives of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, New York

Art Students League Life Member/Board of Control 1961

HB Playwrights Foundation - Poster Design for Horton Foote's play, Arrival and Departure, 1981

2010 - present

2010 - present

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