|Salman Toor Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Year of Birth||1983|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Salman Toor is a Pakistani-born American painter.
He was born in 1983.
New York City, New York, United States
Salman Toor studied at Aitchison College located in Lahore, Pakistan. After that, he moved to the United States and attended Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), a private liberal arts college in Delaware, Ohio. In 2006, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2009.
- Siblings – He has 2 younger siblings.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Salman Toor has dated –
- Ali Sethi (2016-Present) – He started going out with Pakistani singer, songwriter, composer, author, and columnist Ali Sethi in the year 2016. They have been good friends since high school and it was falsely reported in August 2023 that the duo had got married. However, the rumors were later denied by Ali Sethi.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Pakistani ancestry.
Frequently uses the color green in his work
Salman Toor Facts
- He won a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2019.
- His recent paintings were the subject of a solo exhibition named Salman Toor: How Will I Know at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 2020 to 2021.
- Some of Salman Toor’s inspirations include artists like Van Dyck, Peter Paul Reubens, Caravaggio, and Watteau.
- He has been a part of a loosely-affiliated group of LGBTQ painters, sometimes called the New Queer Intimists. The group has also included artists such as Doron Langberg, Louis Fratino, Kyle Coniglio, Anthony Cudahy, TM Davy, and Devan Shimoyama.
- Describing his art, Salman Toor has stated, “I like these seemingly undernourished and hairy bodies of color inhabiting familiar, bourgeois, urban, interior spaces. I see these boys or men as well-educated, creative types discovering what it means to live an artist’s life in New York City and in the thick of changing ideas about race, immigration, and foreignness, and also what it means to be American. Sometimes they can look like lifestyle images. They are also fantasies about myself and my community.”
- Salman Toor’s work has been a part of such museum collections as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
- He often uses bright, saturated colors to evoke emotion.
Featured Image by Salman Toor / Instagram