ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) has had 12 consecutive sold-out international exhibitions, including London, New York, Zagreb, Miami, Cape Town, and Basel, and his status as a leading figurative painter is reflected by a growing international collector-base. In 2017, Salgado was the youngest artist to ever receive a survey-exhibition at The Canadian High Commission in London, accompanied by a 300-page monograph, both entitled TEN.
He is the subject of a 2015 documentary, Storytelling, and was featured in 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson, 2014). He frequently donates to various international charities including Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride London, Stonewall, and Diversity Role Models, for which he is a patron. He has received extensive press both online and in print, including GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, Artsy, and METRO, as well as Canada's top two leading news-resources: The Globe and Mail and Macleans.
In 2015, Salgado curated The Fantasy of Representation at Beers London, including work by Francis Bacon, Gary Hume, and Hurvin Anderson, along with an impassioned manifesto for representational painting.
Forthcoming solo exhibitons include Dirty Linen / The Nihilist's Alphabet, Cape Town Art Fair and Christopher Moller Cape Town, (Feb-Mar 2018); and How to Build a Boat, Angell Gallery, Toronto (Oct-Nov 2018); and a fourth solo at Beers London (autumn 2019).
Solo exhibitions include A Room With a View of the Ocean, Lauba Art House, (Zagreb, Croatia, June-July 2017); TEN, Gallery of the Canadian High Commission, (London 2017); 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 Moller, Cape Town (2014); and his first institution-based exhibition, The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (2013).