Biography

George Thaddeus Saj lives and works in Montclair, NJ, where he practiced surgery for 31 years. His formal art education started at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and continued at Dartmouth College. However, Saj realized early on that most artists need a day job and enrolled in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. After residency training and service as a staff surgeon at a U.S. Army hospital in Danang, Viet Nam, he settled in New Jersey. Since his retirement from surgery in 2004, Saj has returned to art full time.His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Cleveland, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. The University of Southern Florida commissioned six of his bull masks.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

TOWNSHIP MENAGERIE, City Hall, Whippany NJ 2013
MASK COLLECTION, Brook-House Gallery, Barryville, N.Y. 2012
HEROES, GREAT & SMALL, Peck School, Morristown, NJ 2010
PRINCETON TIGERS, Cranbury Station Gallery, Princeton NJ 2009
ECLECTIC MENAGERIE, ETS Gallery, Princeton NJ 2008
TALES FROM THE WOOD, Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ 2006
CAST OF CHARACTERS, Public Library, Bernardsville, NJ 2005
FASHIONABLE FABLES, Artspace 129 @ Baby Boom, Montclair NJ 2005
FACE TO FACE McGraw Gallery, Newark Academy, Livingston NJ 2004
HEAD GAMES Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
State of the Art 2015, SM Galleries, Montclair, NJ

2014
50TH Gaelen Juried Art Show, Whippanty, NJ

2013
Stat of the Art 2013, SM Galleries, Montclair, NJ

2012
National Arts Program, AHS, Morristown, N.J.

Portraits, Beneath the Surface, SMInc.

Practicing Art, Clifton Art Center, Clifton , N.J.

State of the Art 2012, Studio Montclair

2011
Humble Beginnings, Arts Council of Morris County

Paint Your Pain, Overlook Hosp. Summit, NJ

ArtConnections 7, G. Segal Gallery, MSU

2010
National Arts Program, AHS, Morristown, NJ

Summer Salon, Public Library, Montclair, NJ

Animals, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ

ArtConnections 6, G. Segal Gallery, MSU

2009
What’s New, Public Library, Montclair, NJ 2009

2008
Passion Through Art, AHS, Summit, NJ

2007
National Arts Program, AHS, Morristown, NJ
Art Connections 4, Montclair State University

2006
Art Reincarnated. Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Gallery at Barone Studio, Perkasie. PA
Flights of Fancy, artspace129, Montclair, NJ

2005
ArtConnections, Montclair State University
Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ
Summer Exhibition, Grazdha Gallery, Hunter, NY

2004
Reverberations of the Soul, Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair NJ
7th Annual Art Show, UNWA, Cleveland OH
Summer Exhibition, Grazdha Gallery, Hunter NY

2003
Let’s Face it, What is a Portrait? Gaelen Gallery, Whippany NJ
Studio Montclair Slide Night, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ
UMANA Conference Art Exhibition, Chicago IL
Re-Cycle Re-Use, Clifton Art Center, Clifton NJ

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Feature Article and Cover Photo “Fabulous Fables”, Montclair Times, 9-15-2005
Cassanova, Ika “Assembled Sculptures offered as decoration, talisman and social commentary” The Ukrainian Weekly, Dec. 21, 2003
Spotlight, (image reproduction), Montclair Times, Oct. 30, 2003

AWARDS

First Prize, Trophy Wife – Re-Cycle Re-Use, Clifton Art Center, NJ 2003
Honorable Mention, Champion Bull, Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ 2005
2nd Prize, Fashionable Lion, National Art Program, Morristown, NJ 2007

1st Prize, Alexander the Great, National Arts Program, Morristown, NJ 2008

Honorable Mention, Grande Leone, National Arts Program, Morristown, NJ, 1012

COLLECTIONS

“ Bull Mask Series” University of South Florida, Tampa Campus

EDUCATION

School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Newark NJ
BA – Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 1962
Doctoral Studies – Columbia University, New York NY 1966