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MARIUS SZNAJDERMAN
Website: www.MariusSznajderman.com
For additional information contact: Tobi Sznajderman: 413 549 7697 tobi@tobisznajderman.com

RESUME

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS—PARTIAL LISTING

SELECTED ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS

1949 Taller Libre de Arte,Caracas, Venezuela
1951 Arena Gallery, New York City
1956 Association of Venezuelan Writers, Caracas, Venezuela
1958 Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City
Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, Indiana
1962 Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum, Columbia University, New York City
Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1966 Museum of Art, University of Merida, Venezuela
1967 Spectrum Gallery, New York City
1968 Spectrum Gallery, New York City
1971 Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey
1972 INCIBA Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela
1976 Galeria Venezuela, New York City
1977 Museum of Contemporary Art, Bogota, Colombia
1978 Fine Arts Center, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Galeria Viva Mexico, Caracas, Venezuela
1979 Galeria La Trinchera, Caracas, Venezuela
Municipal Museum of Graphic Arts, Maracaibo, Venezuela
1980 Teatro de la Campana Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1981 Cayman Gallery, New York City
Museum of Modern Art, Merida, Venezuela
1981 Galeria Durban, Caracas, Venezuela
1982 Estevez Vilas Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia
Galeria Borkas, Lima, Peru
Hillel, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
1984 Yvonne Seguy Gallery, New York City
Estevez Vilas Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
1985 Dayton Jewish Center, Dayton, Ohio
1987 Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia
1988 Metro of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
1989 Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts (MOCHA), New York City
1989 Espacios Calidos, Ateneo, Caracas, Venezuela
1990 Corinne Timsit International Galleries, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1991 Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
1991 Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, Tenafly, New Jersey
1993 Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela
1999 Venezuelan Center Gallery, New York City
2005-6 National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts
2008 Maurice M. Pine Library, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
2013 Chashama Gallery Space, New York City, Fundraiser for World Lung Foundation
2016 Granite Town Gallery, Milford, NH

SELECTED TWO-MAN SHOWS
1973 With sculptor Dick Van Tieghem, Bergen Community Museum, Paramus, New Jersey
With sculptor Dick Van Tieghem, Focus Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1974 With sculptor Dick Van Teighem, Morris Museum of Arts and Science, Morristown, New Jersey
1977 With sculpter Dick Van Tieghem, Modern Artists Guild Gallery, Bergen Community Museum, Paramus, New Jersey
1980 With sculptor Dick Van Tieghem, Rene’s Gallery, Soho, New York City
1984 With printmaker Rimer Cardillo, PW. Gallery, New York City
1987 With painter Oswaldo Vigas, Espacios Calidos, Ateneo, Caracas, Venezuela

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
1950 Taller Libre de Arte, Exhibit in honor of Gaston Diehl, Caracas, Venezuela
1956 Congress for Jewish Culture, New York City
1959 Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
1960 Galeria De Aenlle, New York City
1963 Riverside Museum, New York City
1964 Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1965 Modern Artists Guild, New Jersey Pavilion, New York World Fair, New York City
1966 Modern Artists Guild, Lever House, New York City
1968 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
1969 Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
1972 Morris Museum of Arts and Science, Morristown, New Jersey
1973 Portobello Arte, Caracas, Venezuela
1976 UAG1, CitiBank, New York City
1977 Xerox Exhibit Center, Rochester, New York
1978 Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
Cayman Gallery, New York City
1979 Fine Arts Palace, Mexico City
Galeria Venezuela, New York City
National Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1980 National Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1981 Fifth Biennial of Latin American Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fine Arts Museum, Caracas,Venezuela
Sutton Gallery, New York City Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York City
1982 Arch Gallery, New York City
Cayman Gallery, New York City
Municipal Museum of Graphic Arts, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bassom Mall Gallery, S.U.N.Y, Buffalo, New York
Galeria Venezuela, New York City
1983 Sixth Biennial of Latin American Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Road Museum, Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia
1984 Cayman Gallery, New York City
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
1985 Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts, New York City
Galeria Venezuela, New York City
1986 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, World Trade Center, New York City
Galeria Venezuela, New York City
MOCHA, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts, Latin American Graphics Arts Biennial
Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, Seventh Biennial of Latin American Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1986-87 Traveling Exhibit to other Latin American museums, Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia
1987 Fundacion Del Nino, Caracas, Venezuela (AGPA Collection)
Homage to Gaston Diehl, Alianza Francesa, Caracas, Venezuela
1988 Venezuelan Mission to the U.N., New York City
1989 Espacios Calidos, Ateneo, Caracas, Venezuela
Galeria Venezuela, New York City
Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1990 Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1991 Eighth Biennial of San Juan of Latin American Printmaking, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1993 Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
lnstituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, Tenth Biennial of Latin American Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1994 Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1995 Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1996 Kerygma Gallery, Ridgewood, New Jersey
1997 Commemorative exhibit of the Taller Libre de Arte, Jacobo Borges Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, Twelfth Biennial of Latin American Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 Voices of our Community, works from the permanent collection, Museo del Barrio, New York City
2007 Puffin Forum, Teaneck, New Jersey
2009 Puffin Forum, Teaneck, New Jersey
2009 6th International Art Fair, Maracaibo, Venezuela
2012 Galeria Odalys, Caracas Venezuela, Taller Libre de Arte Exhibit
2017-18 Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

STAGE DESIGNS (PARTIAL LISTING)

DEGREES
BS School of General Studies, Columbia University
MFA Teachers College, Columbia University

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Born in Paris (France), 1926, escaped to Venezuela,1942, emigrated to USA, 1949. BS, School of General Studies, Columbia University, with a specialty in scenic design, 1953. Served in the US Army, Korean Conflict, 1953-1955. Worked as an artist-illustrator in the Ordnance Corps, 1954-1955. MFA, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1958. Taught art history and studio courses in art at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the School of Visual Arts, New York University, Ridgewood School of Art, Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Newark and Hackensack YMHA’s; 1974—75 received four teaching grants as an artist-in-residence (public schools) with the E.S.A.A. program in New Jersey; 1975-76-77 also received a series of teaching grants with the E.S.A.A. program and the AIM program. These programs were funded by H.E.W. in Washington and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as well as the New Jersey State Department of Education. Reviewer on art and art education for Choice. Founding member of the Taller Libre de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. Founding member of the Modern Artists Guild of New Jersey.

From 1970-1973, delegate to the USA of the “Instituto Nacional de Cultura y Bellas Artes,” Caracas, Venezuela. November 1974-May 1983, Director of Galeria Venezuela, New York City, a gallery of art sponsored by the Government of Venezuela, Member of the Hackensack Bicentennial Committee, as chairman of art projects. 1977 Convention of the National Art Education Association in Philadelphia, joint workshop on theatre and video theatre in public schools with filmmaker Luis Molina (for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, A.l.M. program). In 1978, featured in film on Hispanic culture, produced by New Jersey Public Television and Rutgers University. 1978, woodcut commission for Carton de Venezuela (AGPA) collection and illustrations for Caracas, three visions of a city, in collaboration with the photographer J.J. Castro and the poet Efrain Subero. 1982, lithograph commission for Carton de Venezuela. 1980-1986 supervised printmakers’ editions for the AGPA Group of Container Corporation of America and Smurfit Carton of Venezuela. 1986, serigraph commission for AGPA. 1988, lithograph for a poem by Yiddish writer S.L. Shneiderman, 1989, designed and supervised the execution of a Holocaust memorial monument for Temple Beth El, Hackensack, New Jersey. 1989, illustrated Magicismos, a book of poems by the Venezuelan poet Enrique Hernandez D’Jesus. 1992, illustrated Who Were The Pre-Columbians by Bernard Barken Kaufman. 2000, worked on a project for a book of drawings based on a series of sketchbooks from the 1950s.

Starting in 2001, worked on a series of collages and collage-constructions using Yiddish texts as background material. In 2005-2006 these were exhibited at the National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. In 2005, Venezuelan poet Hugo Brett Figueroa published a book titled Scargot with illustrations by Sznajderman. In 2007, exhibited his Warsaw Ghetto Revolt mural project and concentration camps woodcut series created between 1958 and 1959 at the Puffin Forum, Teaneck, NJ. Recent projects include a series of printcollages using material from incomplete editions of serigraphs from the 1960s. In 2009 and 2010, worked on a series of collages and collage constructions dealing with the Vichy Government and the Holocaust in France.

In 2010, donated to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, his costume designs for The Felix Fibich Dance Company. In 2011, donated to the Army Historical Foundation, designs and illustrative work done while serving in the US Army from 1953-1955. In 2011, also donated to the New York Library for the Performing Arts, a series of scenic designs that he did in the 1950’s for Circle in the Square Theatre and for the French Art Theatre in New York City. In 2011, also donated to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, a collection of more than one hundred Venezuelan Art posters dating from the 1960’s to the 1980’s.

In 2011, completed a series of seven collages, The Dali Series. In 2013, they were reproduced in a book entitled Dali, Dumas and Me, An Artist’s Tale of Friendship and Deception, published by Matomi Press, Amherst, MA. In 2013, The Dali Series was exhibited as part of a one-man show for the benefit of World Lung Foundation at Chashama Gallery Space in Manhattan.

In 2013, donated to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monument a series of studies on paper executed in 1985 for a Poster Project on Ellis Island. In 2013, Sznajderman donated to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA, the lithographs, Elegy for My Shtetl and all the related preliminary studies for the prints.

In 2015, Sznajderman moved to Amherst, MA where he continued to produce and exhibit his work until his death in February of 2018.

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