Paris — New York

Sarah Grilo

Painter

Sarah Grilo was born in 1919 in Buenos Aires and died in 2007 in Madrid.

Biography

b. 1919, Buenos Aires, Argentina - d. Madrid, Spain, 2007 Born in Buenos Aires in 1919, Sarah Grilo began her early studies in painting with the renowned Spanish artist, Vicente Puig. Grilo lived in Argentina, France and Spain before receiving a J. S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 1961, and subsequently moved to New York. In 1970, the artist left for the south of Spain, where she would stay until 1979 with her husband, the painter José Antonio Fernández-Muro, and their children. From 1980 she alternated her stay between Paris and Madrid, where she definitely moved to live with her husband in 1985, until her death in 2007. In 1952, Grilo formed part of the Grupo de Artistas Modernos de la Argentina assembled by Aldo Pellegrini, which included the artists Enio Iommi, Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo Hlito, Lidy Prati, José Antonio Fernández-Muro, among others. The group had exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Rio de Janeiro and at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In 1956, Grilo was part of the envoy to the Venice Biennial. In the United States her work evolved from an initial post-cubist figuration to geometrical abstraction. Following her time in New York, Grilo’s output evolved towards works characterized by their free gestuality in which the figures are replaced by numerical and textual signs that recreate torn posters and urban graffiti with enormous delicacy and visual awareness. Grilo has held both solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries and institutions in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. These include: the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; the Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, Lima; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.; The Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; the Stedelijk Museum of Art, Amsterdam; the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, among others. Most recently, Grilo’s work was shown at the Museum of Modern

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, New York, États-Unis
  • 2017
    • Museum of Modern Art, New York, États-Unis
    • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, La Plata, Argentine
    • Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2016
    • Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2015
    • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, La Plata, Argentine
    • CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, États-Unis
    • Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2014
    • Galeria Jacques Martínez, Buenos Aires, Argentine
    • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, La Plata, Argentine
    • Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine
    • Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2012
    • Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, États-Unis
  • 2010
    • Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentine
  • 2007
    • Fundación Luis Seoane, La Corogne, Espagne
  • 2006
    • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, La Plata, Argentine
    • Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, États-Unis
    • Museo Genaro Pérez, Cordoba, Argentine
  • 1995
    • Phoenix Art Museum , Phoenix, États-Unis
  • 1994
    • Milwaukee art museum, Milwaukee, États-Unis
  • 1978
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, États-Unis
      • The Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Etats-Unis
      • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante, Alicante, Espagne
      • Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, Etats-Unis
      • Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Etats-Unis
      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Espagne
      • Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Espagne
      • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentine



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