KinoSaito is an art center rooted in the creation and practice of contemporary art and committed to nurturing experimentation in every form and medium. By engaging artist and audience, painting and performance, and learning and play, KinoSaito honors the spirit of its founding muse, Kikuo Saito, and furthers his vision for an interdisciplinary art of making and moving, free of borders and definitions. In 2014, Saito and his partner Mikiko Ino purchased the former St. Patrick’s School, a century-old three-structure property in Verplanck, New York, a historic brick-making hamlet on the Hudson River. The School served as Saito’s studio until his passing, after which, and in accordance with his wishes, was reconceived as KinoSaito, and renovated into a multifunctional and multidisciplinary art space projected to open to the public in 2021. KinoSaito intends to both honor the legacy of Kikuo Saito and his unique vision, and to extend his practice of engaged and collaborative artistry into the surrounding community.
KinoSaito is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.