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ABOUT  | Pronouns:  They / Them |
 

Whitney Salgado is a Latine digital painter and freelance illustrator. A graduate from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a focus on Illustration and minor in Communication Design, they have called Milwaukee their home for over a decade. While Salgado prefers working digitally, they also often work with acrylic paint, ink and other traditional mediums. 

Their style has been heavily influenced by Art Nouveau, pop art, and those childhood mornings watching anime before school. Mental health, emotions, and identity are recurring themes in their surrealistic portraits and focuses on creating work that is purposely colorful and inviting, to help facilitate conversations about difficult topics.

CONTACT
They are currently open for freelance work & collaborations. To commission an illustration or inquire about prints, kindly send details to: ws.illustrations@gmail.com

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OFRENDAS INFO

CLIENTS
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 / Pretty Lethal Designs / Milwaukee Magazine / Latino Arts, Inc. / Forest Home Cemetery & Arboretum / LUNA (Latinas Unidas en Los Artes) / Sixteenth Street Community Health / Wisconsin Bike Fed / Artists Working in Education / Kohl's Inc. / San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Annual Members Exhibition, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, 2023
The Art of Limitless Scale, Mitchell Street Arts, Milwaukee, WI, 2023

Human Draw Human Exhibition, Ome Municipal Museum of Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2022

In Your Dreams Exhibition, Dreamlab MKE, Milwaukee, WI, 2022
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, 2022

Hyphenated Americans Exhibition, Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, 2021

Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, 2021

Employee Artwork, Blick Art Materials, Milwaukee, WI 2017 - 2020

SWAN Day: Transformative Power, Milwaukee Therapy Collective, Milwaukee, WI, 2020

Leaders that We Love,  Latinas Unidas en las Artes (LUNA), Virtual Exhibition, 2020

SWAN Day: Water, Reflection, Resource & Ritual, Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2019

ZipMKE: (Re)presented, Workshop Artichitects, Milwaukee, WI, 2018

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, 2018

Winos for Rhinos, Racine Zoo, Racine, WI 2018

10 Artist Collective Gallery, Sam Rémy, Milwaukee, WI, 2017

“Art of Whitney Salgado” Solo Exhibition, Hotpop Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2017
Femfest Gallery Exhibition, Groovy Dog Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2017

Winos for Rhinos, Racine Zoo, Racine, WI 2017
Hidden Wisconsin Exhibition, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 2017

Featured Artist Gallery, Next Act Theater, Milwaukee, WI, 2016

Student Art Gallery, Spire, Milwaukee, WI, 2015

MIAD Juried Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2015

MIAD Senior Thesis, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, 2015
Our Stories: The History of Marathon County, Marathon County Historical Society, Wausau, WI, 2013

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