Rafael Francisco Salas is a Wisconsin-based artist. He combines landscape, the legacy of portraiture, architecture, and country music into artwork that evokes a strange, rural poetry.
His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Diego, Boston, as well as many venues in the Midwest including Neville Public Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Dean Jensen Gallery, Circa Gallery, and Frank Juarez Gallery. His work is represented by Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee. Salas has also worked as an art critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Newcity Art in Chicago, and Urban Milwaukee.
Salas is a professor of art at Ripon College.