Andrew Salgado (born Canada, 1982) has an MFA (Distinction) from Chelsea College of Art, London. Since graduating in 2009 he has exhibited in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, Venezuela, Thailand, Korea, Canada and the US, including shows with Tracey Emin and Gary Hume. In 2011 he was part of a Channel 4 (UK) documentary What Makes a Masterpiece alongside Anish Kapoor, Howard Hodgkin and Bridget Riley. By the end of the second day of his 2012 solo show in London more than half the paintings had sold. In 2013 he will have two solo shows in Canada and one in New York. Leading critic Edward Lucie-Smith describes him as “a dazzlingly skillful advocate for the medium”. He was recently commissioned to make a series of paintings for Harvey Nichols' windows in London's Knightsbridge which all sold out within an hour of the preview.