Michael Salter is a Professor of Art/New Media. Salter received his BFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His BFA is a double concentration in sculpture and graphic design. He received his MFA in studio art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Salter's art work has shown nationally and internationally in Mexico City, Brussels, New York, L.A., Portland, London, Amsterdam, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago. His work has been featured in Art In America, Best Art NY 2009, Dot Dot Dash, Pictoplasma2, Grab Magazine, Arkitip Magazine, Repellent Magazine, and LoDown Magazine. In 2004 he had his first major museum solo exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2005, he received an Individual Artist Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. He has exhibited solo installations at Charles de Jonghe gallery, Brussels, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Jeff Bailey Gallery, NYC, The University of Texas, Arlington, and Black Market Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Salter has lectured at the Adidas Corporation (Portland and Nuremburg), Wichita State University (in conjunction with the Ulrich Museum show 'Robots'), the 2010 IDSA "DIY Design" Conference in Portland, The Gallery at UTA, UT Arlington, Texas, and Rice University, Houston.
A self proclaimed "obsessive observer" he culls through the avalanche of mass media and corporate branding to find poignant, absurd and baffling pieces which become part of his work. His work bridges all disciplines including gifs, drawing, kinetic sculpture, logotypes, animation, styrofoam robots, graphics, and signage.