ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2009, and is regarded as one of the United Kingdom’s leading figurative painters. Since 2010, he has had over 15 sold-out international solo exhibitions in London, New York, Cape Town, Basel (Switzerland), Zagreb (Croatia), Toronto (Canada), and Untitled Miami.
In 2017, Salgado was the youngest artist to receive a survey-exhibition at The Canadian High Commission in London. He has received press both online and in print, including GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, Artsy, METRO, Attitude Magazine, Globe and Mail (CAN), and Macleans (CAN). He frequently donates to charities including Pride London, Stonewall, Diversity Role Models, Pride London, and GLAAD. His donations to the Terrence Higgins Trust are of particular note, having have raised over £125,000 since 2014. In March 2019, he entered the secondary market with a piece in a Strauss & Co auction in South Africa that doubled its estimate; and went to auction at Phillips (NY) in June 2021 with a piece selling for five times its estimate.
His works have been collected extensively in private and public collections worldwide, including the Government of Canada, The Jordanian Royal Family, Simmons & Simmons, the Esquinazi Collection, Edwin Oostmeier Collection, The Auction Collective, and more.
In July 2021, Salgado collaborated with W1 Curates to present his paintings in a three-story multi-channel video presentation on the Flannels building on Oxford Street. His most recent solo, Strange Weather, took place in October 2020. In November 2021 he will exhibit with Allouche Gallery, New York.
He lives and works in London, England.