Rafael Francisco Salas

Rafael Francisco Salas earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003 and his BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN in 1995. He is an associate professor of art at Ripon College, Ripon, WI.


Review, "For God and Country," Newcity, Chicago

Review, Shepherd Express, Shane Mcadams, 2019

Interview, WUWM, Bonnie North & Audrey Nowakowski

Interview, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Karin Wolf

Interview, Wisconsin Academy, Rachel Bruya

Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Diane Bacha

Review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mary Louise Schumacher

Video, Shepherd Express, Kat Kneevers

Documentary video and Interview, Wisconsin Public Television, 2018.


2019   For God and Country, Portrait Society Gallery, WI

2018   Ballads from the Middle, St. Norbert University, Green

                Bay, WI

2017    Now Figuration, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee,                     WI

2016    Super Natural: Myth and Reality in Wisconsin                                         Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center,                     Sheboygan, WI

2015    Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Portrait Society                               Gallery and Walker's Point Center for the Arts,                               Milwaukee, WI (solo)

2014    The Long Way Home, mural project, Ripon, WI

2011    Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Anderson Arts Center,                             Kenosha, WI

2010    Art Perchance, Minneapolis Institute of Art,                                         Minneapolis, MN

2009    Rafael Salas: Recent Paintings and Drawings, Edgewood                   College, Madison, WI

2007    Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI


Ripon Historical Society, Ripon, WI

Ripon College, Ripon, WI

Macalaster College, St. Paul, MN

Historic Third Ward, 207 E. Buffalo St. Ste. 526 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Hours: Thurs-Sat noon to 5 p.m. 

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