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SALMAN TOOR

Born 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Toor's works range from meticulously executed nineteenth-century-style history painting to loosely painted and abstracted figuration employing design elements and visual language from Eastern and Western pop culture. As observed by Whitney curators Christopher Lew and Ambika Trasi, "Toor's paintings consider vulnerability within contemporary public and private life and the notion of community in the context of queer, diasporic identity." 

Born 1983, Lahore, Pakistan


Toor received his Masters of Fine Art (Painting) at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2009. Toor’s works have ranged in style from meticulously executed nineteenth century-style history painting to loosely painted and abstracted figuration employing design elements and visual language from both Eastern and Western pop culture. He has had several solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Pakistan and has been featured both as an artist and a writer in publications such as ArtAsiaPacific, Wall Street International, The Express Tribune, and The Friday Times.


The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.