Andrew Salgado Canadian, b. 1982
Andrew Salgado is a Canadian artist who lives and works in London and has exhibited his work around the world. His paintings are large-scale works of portraiture that incorporate elements of abstraction and symbolic meaning.
Graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2009, Salgado is regarded as one of the United Kingdom’s leading figurative painters. Since 2010, he has had 15 sold-out international solo exhibitions in London, New York, Cape Town, Basel (Switzerland), Zagreb (Croatia), Toronto (Canada), and most recently, at Untitled Art Fair in over Miami Basel Week 2019.
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 £100,000 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.
His works have been collected extensively in private and public collections worldwide, including the Government of Canada, The Jordanian Royal Family, Simmons & Simmons, and the Esquinazi Collection.