Whitney Salgado is a Latinx digital painter and freelance illustrator. A graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a focus on Illustration and minor in Communication Design, she has called Milwaukee her home for over a decade. While she prefers working digitally, Salgado also often works with acrylic paint and other traditional mediums.
Her style has been heavily influenced from Art Nouveau, pop art, and those childhood mornings watching anime before school. Mental health, emotions, and identity are reoccurring themes in her surrealistic portraits. Playing with color is one of her favorite ways to pass the time. The fluid shapes you see in her work have different meanings in each piece and she enjoys hearing interpretations of them. Her goal is to make art that is relatable, and means something.
She is currently open for freelance work & collaborations. To commission an illustration or inquire about prints, kindly send details to:
DigBoston / Capilano Courier / Penfield Children's Center / Cramer-Krasselt / Marathon County Historical Society / The Farmhouse Paint and Sip / Racine Zoo / Radiograffiti / Soho Press, Inc. / Riverwest Femfest / Willamette Weekly / The Scientist / Like The Wind Magazine / Narratively / Milwaukee Public Museum / Milwaukee Short Film Festival / Milwaukee Film Festival / Arte Para Todos /
Pretty Lethal Designs / Milwaukee Magazine