ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) has been hailed as one of the most promising young figurative painters working today, riding atop 11 sold-out exhibitions, and being endorsed by critics like Tony Godfrey, Edward Lucie-Smith, and more. Saatchi Art calls him "one to invest in now"; and Artsy states he 'complicates portraiture [with] a sense of frailty and potency'. He has been featured in GQ, the Evening Standard, The Independent, METRO, The Globe and Mail (CAN), Macleans (CAN), and more.
Forthcoming solo exhibitions include TEN, a survey exhibition at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London, (Jan-Feb 2017) to coincide with an artist monograph of the same name available now for purchase HERE. This is followed by an institution exhibition, A Room With a View of the Ocean with Rhys Lee at Lauba Art House in Zagreb, Croatia (May 2017).
In 2015 Salgado curated The Fantasy of Representation at Beers London, including work by Francis Bacon, Gary Hume, and Hurvin Anderson. He is featured in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, (Thames & Hudson, 2014), and is subject of a 2015 documentary, Storytelling (www.storytellingfilm.com). He frequently gives to charities, including Terrence Higgins Trust and is a patron of Diversity Role Models, among others.
Solo exhibitions include The Snake, Beers London (2016); The Fool Makes a Joke at Midnight, Thierry Goldberg, New York, (2016); A Quiet Man, PULSE Miami, (2015); This Is Not The Way To Disneyland, Volta Basel, (2015); Storytelling, Beers, London (2014); Variations on A Theme, OAS, New York, (2014); Enjoy the Silence, Christopher Møller, Cape Town (2014); his first museum exhibition, The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (2013).