Michael Salter


Michael Salter is an artist who synthesizes the constant flow of images from contemporary culture into a new visual language. Salter creates multi-disciplinary work that challenges mass media through reductive and iconic imagery. The artist has begun to create installations of oversized and miniature robots out of cardboard boxes and Styrofoam. Salter re-contextualizes the materials, objects and images employed in his installations to offer new meanings and sensations for the viewer. Salter is currently a professor of digital arts at the University of Oregon and is a MFA graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Salter has helped to develop the Lump Gallery/Projects in Raleigh, N.C., an art space that promotes innovative conceptual art from emerging artists. In 2004, the artist had his first major museum exhibition with Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. Salter has exhibited with the Black Market Gallery in Los Angeles and has been featured in magazines such as Arkitip and Lodown.