Mike Salcido was born on March 16, 1971 in Roswell, New Mexico. From an early age he showed an interest in and a talent for a variety of art forms, including drawing, painting, music, and acting. In 1991, at the age of 20, he relocated to Dallas, Texas, where he has worked as a travel agent to support his study of and interest in art.
He has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. His visits to Mexico City have been particularly meaningful, because there he was able to experience firsthand the strange power of the life and work of one of his major inspirations, Frida Kahlo. Other influences include Canadians Diane Desmarais and Dominic Besner and American Mark Whitmarsh.
He creates beautiful images of a world full of color and constantly in motion. Mike's goal is to trigger in the viewer a unique emotion that simultaneously snaps him out of his ordinary life and puts him into contact with the reciprocal energy of the world.