Brian Cirmo has had multiple solo exhibitions including shows at the Burrell Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair College in Dayton, OH, the Rice Gallery, McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, the Wilson Art Gallery, Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, and the Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. He has appeared in numerous group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the country including: Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA, The Hyde Collection Museum in Glens Falls, NY, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA, and Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Cirmo’s work has been featured in numerous publications including: Lunch Ticket Magazine, the Matador Review, Gambling the Aisle Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine. In 2013 and 2017 he was invited by the Executive Director of Albany Center Gallery to curate two exhibitions, Our Heads (2013) and Masters of War (2017).
Residencies and awards include: the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Salem Art Works Residency, the 2017 Mona Ruth Brickman Artist of the Year Award from Albany Center Gallery, and a 2009 and 2013 Juror’s award at the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition. In 2009 and 2015 he received the University at Albany Purchase Award at the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition. Collections include the University Art Museum, Siena College, and the College of Saint Rose.
Cirmo was born in Utica, NY and completed his first two years of college at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute. He received a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the State University of New York at Albany in Albany, NY. Cirmo lives and works in Albany, NY and is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Onondaga Community College.