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SoVA MFA Alumnus Salvatore Schiciano Named Director at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York

Sal Schiciano, Director, Tibor de Nagy

Armed with an MFA in painting from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts, Sal Schiciano made his way to New York in 2011, to become an inventory manager and preparator at the Merton D. Simpson Gallery, and afterwards at the framing giant Eli Wilner. He started working at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in 2013 and was named director in February 2017. Tibor de Nagy Gallery is among the earliest modern art galleries in New York. Started in 1950, today it has a contemporary program and a focus on the Post War second generation New York School.

The gallery has represented artists Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Alfred Leslie, Jane Freilicher, Red Grooms, Larry Rivers, Kenneth Noland, Shirley Jaffe, and Fairfield Porter.

Sal has played an important role in optimizing gallery operations as well as expanding the gallery’s presence on various web-based platforms. With his promotion to a directorship, his expectations will be to take on the shared responsibility in future programming, with Andrew Arnot, the gallery’s president. Schiciano says, "The graduate M.F.A. program at SoVA provided me with the skills to move through the professional art world after having departed Happy Valley. My time at Tibor de Nagy Gallery has been the most rewarding work of my career.” Sal will also devote more time to special projects and publications.