November 14-December 21, 2019
Opening Reception: November 14, 2019 6-8pm
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is pleased to announce Gray Matters, an exhibition of new paintings by Brian Cirmo. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery and his first New York solo exhibition. Like a novelist working in paint, Brian Cirmo invites the viewer to witness his characters’ moments of tenderness and turmoil in the exhibition Gray Matters. Reading books or looking at photographs, or sitting with eyes closed, perhaps thinking or dreaming, the people in his interiors can be miles apart emotionally, but we still sense their need to be near each other. These large-scale paintings envelop the viewer in the visceral worlds Cirmo creates, while smaller scale portraits in the exhibition, set in snowy landscapes or on moon-lit beaches, offer moments of reflection. In Gray Matters, the color gray figures in many of the works, even those ablaze with luminous color, but Cirmo also asks viewers to think about the gray areas that we navigate in our relationships or in solitude.
Brian Cirmo (b. 1977, Utica, NY) received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University at Albany, and his work has been exhibited in Boston, Sonoma, New Orleans, and Washington DC. His residencies include the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY; and Salem Art Works Residency, Salem, NY. Cirmo lives and works in Albany, NY, and is Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at SUNY Onondaga, Syracuse, NY.
For further information or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Up With People
Brian Cirmo, paintings
March 9-April 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 4pm-6pm
Lake George Arts Project
1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845
Hours: Tues-Friday 12-5pm, Sat: 12-4pm or by appointment
This event is free and open to the public.
MADE in Granville
August 31 - October 13, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, September 28, 5-8pm
Showcasing works by the inaugural 2018 Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency fellows: Sharon Bates, Annie Bartholomew, Rachel Baxter, Monica Bill Hughes, Brian Cirmo, Terry James Conrad, Katie Gabriel, Kyra Garrigue, Nora Griffin, Alexandra Hammond, Maddi LaVallee, Fabian Lopez-De Casas, Jack Magai, Ashley May, Mindy McDaniel, Gina Occhiogrosso, Kenny Rivero, Claire Sherwood, Michael Van Winkle - together with the late Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007).
For more than two decades, Elizabeth Murray and her husband Bob Holman, together with their family, split their time between a TriBeCa loft and a classic farmhouse in Washington County, New York. Murray, who passed away in 2007, was a groundbreaking artist. Her many honors include a Skowhegan Medal in Painting in 1986, a MacArthur “genius” grant in 1999 and a career retrospective at MoMA in 2005. Holman, a poet and arts activist, founded the Bowery Poetry Club in 2002 and produced the PBS series The United States of Poetry.
In 2017, the Murray-Holman family partnered with Collar Works to design a summer residency program for visual artists.
With its 77 acres of bucolic farmland, barns, multiple bedrooms, common areas, the farm became an ideal residency location. For many years, the farm served as both a summer home for the Murray-Holmans and a creative retreat for Elizabeth, whose studio was located in the large, cathedral-like dairy barn, which now also house artist studios in the loft adjacent to Elizabeth's studio. Given the history, location and amenities, the family felt that the creative use of the property and its natural surroundings would carry on Elizabeth Murray’s legacy. Collar Works agreed.
The exhibition "Made in Granville' showcases the works by the artists who were in residence during the inaugural year of the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency by Collar Works, side by side with original works by Elizabeth Murray, in partnership with her family and estate.
Patterns, Cycles, and Change
Wilson Art Gallery, Le Moyne College
August 26 – October 5, 2018
ARTIST RECEPTION and GALLERY TALK, September 5, 2018 3:30pm-5:30pm
My series of work, Patterns, Cycles, and Change, is the Featured Art Portfolio in the Summer/Fall edition of Lunch Ticket Magazine.
*Recipient of the 2017 Mona Ruth Brickman Memorial Artist of the Year Award and $1,000 *
Albany Center Gallery
Masters of War, curated by Brian Cirmo, features regional artists who explore, comment on, and question a multitude of perspectives on war, human conflict, and our attraction to war as a cultural phenomenon.
Friday, November 3 to Friday, December 1, 2017.
Opening reception will be held on First Friday, November 3, 5 -8pm
Artists in Masters of War:
Darcie Abbatiello, Colin C Boyd, Daniel Buckingham, Brian Cirmo, Danny Goodwin, Sean Hovendick, Mike Millspaugh, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Ryan Parr, Ken Ragsdale, Jamie Rodriguez, Beth Scher, Jill Shoffiett, Jeff Starr, & Jeff Wigman.
Scarlet Seven Gallery
137 4th Street, Troy, NY
EXHIBITION DATES: JUNE 30-JULY 23, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: June 30 6pm-10pm
The Hyde Collection Museum
2016 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Curated by Michael Oatman
October 29, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Artists’ Reception and Award Presentation: TBA
Doldrums (solo exhibition)
The Burrell Roberts Triangle Gallery
Sinclair Community College
November 7- December 7
CENTER FOR ART & DESIGN FACULTY EXHIBITION
Esther Massry Art Gallery at The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Opening Reception: June 3, 5-7 pm
Closing Reception: September 9, 5-7 pm
Gallery closed August 1-September 8
When Blackness Was a Virtue (solo Exhibition)
Yates Gallery, Standish Library, 2nd Floor
515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
January 27, 2016- May, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 27th, 5:30-7:30pm
Review for Feelers: The 24th Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts
Feelers, the 24th installment of the BCA Drawing Show
Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
October 9 - December 20, 2015
Curated by Susan Metrican
Opening Reception Friday, October 9 | 6 - 8pm
University Art Museum, University at Albany
2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Juried by Rachel Uffner
July 9 – September 5, 2015
Artists’ Reception and Award Presentation: July 9, 5 – 8 pm
The Cooperstown Art Association.
The National Juried Art Exhibition, July 10 - August 14, 2015
Artist's Reception July 10, 5-7 pm
Award Ceremony at 6pm
Albany Times Union article January 1, 2015
BLACK (solo exhibition)
February 26-March 20, 2015
Opening Reception: February 26, 2015 5:30pm-7:30pm with a gallery talk at 6:00pm
BLACK (solo exhibition)
Standish Atrium Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts
The College of Saint Rose
1002 Madison Ave, Albany, NY
Exhibition runs from September, 5 2014 - February 25, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
A SHOW OF HEADS
October 23-November 22, 2014
Reception: Saturday, October 25, 5-7pm
123 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534
Experiences of War: An Artist View
Ann Street Gallery
104 Ann Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
May 17-June 14, 2014
Artist Reception on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 pm
American Berserk (solo exhibition)
Mohawk Valley Community College
April 15-May 15, 2014
Opening Reception and Lecture: April 15
The lecture will take place at 1:00 pm in room 225 on the second floor of the Information Technology Building on the Utica campus and the opening will immediately follow.
The Juergensen Gallery is located across the hall from room 225
Albany International Airport Gallery
April 5- September 7, 2014
Public Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM
The Foundry for Art, Design, and Culture
119 Remsen St.
Cohoes, NY 12047
March 14-April 13, 2014
Opening Reception March, 14 6-9pm
Artist panel discussion April 13, 1pm
American Playlist: Selections from The University at Albany Art Collections
University Art Museum
University at Albany
February 4-April 5, 2013
I Have A Dream
Diane Kidd Gallery
February 6-March 6, 2014
Exhibition opening is Thursday February 6 from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Interview with John Cross in "Gambling the Aisle" magazine.
Brian Cirmo and Jill Shoffiett
Saratoga Arts Center Gallery
OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 9, 2013
Reception: Sat. October 5, 6 – 8pm
Discussion with the Artists: Sat. October 5, 5:30 pm
Saratoga Arts Center Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Our Heads (curator and participating artist)
Albany Center Gallery
Opening Reception: First Friday, October 4, 2013 5:00-9:00 pm
39 Columbia St.
Albany, NY 12207
Featuring: Darcie Abbatiello, Anthony Camarota, Brian Cirmo, John Hampshire, Andrea Hersh, Han Dogan, Harold Lohner, Ryan Parr, Thom Piejko, Daniel Schroeder, Robert R. Shane, Ph.D., and Michael Van Winkle
Times Union Review of "Our Heads" by Amy Griffin: www.timesunion.com/default/article/On-e?
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
The Hyde Collection Museum
October 12-December 29, 2013
Opening Reception: October 11, 2013
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St Glens Falls, NY 12801
Ink & Clay 39
Kellogg Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
September 12-October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: September 21, 2013 3:00-6:00 pm
W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Online catalog of Ink & Clay exhibition: issuu.com/wolverinestudio/docs/ink-clay?
An Armory Show, Mike Oatman and Ken Ragsdale
September 6-December 15, 2013
Opening Reception: September 6, 5:00-9:00 pm
140 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208
3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
Exhibition Dates: June 8th-June 30th
Opening Reception: June 8th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday/Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Art Targets Guns
First Congregational UUC Gallery
945 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 2001
Hours of operation: T-Th, Sat. Noon-6pm
Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art Gallery
"A Call to Arms"
January 20-February 18
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 20th 1 to 7 p.m
Charles Krause Gallery
1300 13th Street NW,
corner of N, Suite 105,
Washington DC 20005.
"Artist Talk" online interview at thsart.com
STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE
Winter 2012 Edition volume 19/20: Selected artist for publication
Juror: Jonathan Green, Independent Curator, Former Director of the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ