Andrew Salgado (b.1982, Regina, Canada) has situated himself as one of the eminent emerging painters in both the UK and North America. He has been listed by Saatchi as “one to invest in today” (Sept 2013), lauded by esteemed critic Edward Lucie Smith as a “dazzlingly skillful advocate” for painting, and been endorsed by Tony Godfrey (author of Phaidon’s Painting Today) as an “exciting artist with a particular vision”.
Andrew is a leading young figurative painter with over a dozen consecutive sold-out international exhibitions, including London, New York, Zagreb, Miami, Cape Town, and Basel. 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). 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.
Andrew has received extensive press both online and in print, including GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, Artsy, METRO, Attitude Magazine, as well as Canada’s top two leading news-resources: The Globe and Mail and Macleans. He frequently donates to various international charities including Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride London, Stonewall, and Diversity Role Models, for which he is a patron.
Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Blue Rainbow at Angell Gallery, Toronto (Oct-Nov 2018); and a fourth solo at Beers London (autumn 2019).
Previous solo exhibitions include Dirty Linen / The Nihilist’s Alphabet, Cape Town Art Fair and Christopher Moller Cape Town (Jan-Mar 201); 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).
Salgado has lived and worked in London, UK since 2008.