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Who Am I ?

MAUREEN SARRO

An Introduction to MAUREEN SARRO

March 2011


1: Who am I?

Maureen Sarro.

2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

I am the director of the newly opened Fitzroy Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Soho. I love being back in Soho; it’s where I first began working in galleries. The streets are rife with art history, and there’s an excellent community of galleries and not-for-profit art spaces still here. At Fitzroy, we currently have an exhibition of new work by the artist and musician Gibb Slife, and are planning our May show with Sean Dack, which will include his new audio installation based on the work of composer Erik Satie.

3: Where are you from and where are you going?

Brooklyn, and to the bar.

4: Who is your biggest hero?

Bob Dylan. And sometimes Lucy van Pelt from Peanuts. She’s a woman who knows what she wants.

5: What book is your bible?

Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather, and Remember, Be Here Now by Ram Dass.

6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

Love: Too many to list!

Hate: Losing at cards.

7: What is your raison d’être?

To finish what I started.

8: What is your favorite color?

Nars’ Hunger nail polish.

9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

Julian Assange.

10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?

The Lion for dinner and to visit with dear friend and favorite chef John De Lucie, and of course, the
basement at Fitzroy Gallery, where I can hang with the artists and our friends any time.

11: What turns you on?

An available taxi on a rainy night.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the
one asking?

Where am I?

Maureen Sarro has been working in the art world for over fifteen years, and opened Fitzroy Gallery with Natalia Hayeem last December. Prior to Fitzroy Gallery, she was the director of Friedrich Petzel Gallery for over a decade, and did her graduate studies in Contemporary Art History and Theory at The Graduate Center at CUNY.

LINKS:

Fitzroy Gallery

Fitzroy Facebook

Fitzroy Twitter

Questions by PMc Magazine

Photography Shaun Mader for PatrickMcMullan.com

Design by Jillian Mercado

Captions:

Maureen Sarro at SHELF RAMP WEDGE BRIDGE, Fitzroy Gallery, NYC, March 26, 2011, Photography Shaun Mader for PatrickMcMullan.com

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