Guest Lecture, UW Parkside, Kenosha, WI, October 11, 2023

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rafael Francisco Salas, November 1, 2023


Rafael Francisco Salas: In Flowered Fields, Shepherd Express, February 25, 2021.

Into the MOWA Vault with Rafael Francisco Salas, Museum of Wisconsin Art, January 28, 2021.

Dark Country Dominates Salas’ MOWA Exhibit, Shepherd Express, January 21, 2021.


Land Left Behind, Essay, Nikolas Butler, December, 2020.

Not Dark Yet, Essay, David Andrews, December, 2020.


A Tale of Two Americas: A Review of Rafael Francisco Salas at Milwaukee’s Portrait Society Gallery, New City Art, July 23, 2019.

American Dream Just out of Reach in ‘For God and Country’, The Shepherd Express, July 2, 2019.

Art in the Age of Trump: Wisconsin Artists Respond to Political Tension, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 1, 2019.


Mexican-American Artist Brings Unique Perspective of Rural Experience, Wisconsin Life (Wisconsin Public Television), May 9, 2018.


A Roaring River in the Northwoods, Rachel Bruya, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters, July 27, 2017.

Now Figuration at Portrait Society, Kate E. Schaffer (art blog), July 21, 2017.

ArtStart presents its summer exhibition, The Lakeland Times, June 12, 2017.

¡Adelante! Interview, Milwaukee Public Broadcasting Service, March 14, 2017.

Thanks for coverage, Opinions, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 12, 2017.

Salas finds tension in depictions of rural life, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 1, 2017.


Wisconsin Native Rafael Salas on Art and Identity, Radio Interview with Bonnie North on Lake Effect, WUWM, December 20, 2016.

Rafael Francisco Salas: New Solo Exhibit, Superstition Review, November 27, 2016.

Then/Now Exhibit opens July 1, Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, June 30, 2016.


Juror Explains Method, Action Advertiser, November 4, 2015.

Art City Asks: Rafael Francisco Salas, Karin Wolf, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 12, 2015.

Rafael Francisco Salas Interview, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Rachel Bruya, June 15, 2015.

On View: Fragments/Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Robyn Norton, The Wisconsin State Journal, May 10, 2015.

Shepherd Express Presents, ‘Look at This’, video interview of Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Kat Murrell, The Shepherd Express, April 25, 2015.

Francisco Salas at Portrait Society and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts: Family and formative art experiences in two-gallery exhibit, Kat Murrell, The Shepherd Express, April 22, 2015.

Gallery Night & Day: ‘Wasted Days’ among shows mixing mediums, themes, Mary Louise Schumacher, cover story, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 17, 2015.

All About Identity: Unusual joint exhibition at two Milwaukee galleries offers the nostalgic work of Rafael Francisco Salas, Richard Davis, Urban Milwaukee, April 10, 2015.

Art-A-Go-Go, Riverwest Radio, interview of Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Kat Murrell, April 2, 2015.


Downtown Mural Dedicated, Ripon Commonwealth Press, October 9, 2014.

Column was inartfully conceived, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 10, 2014.

Artist: Downtown mural portrays idealism, sadness, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 3, 2014.

Column on mural was rude, disappointing, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 3, 2014.

Downtown mural helps provoke dialogue, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 3, 2014.

Don’t understand mural? You’re not listening, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 3, 2014.

Mural’s artist should be a point of pride, Ripon Commonwealth Press, September 3, 2014.

Critic Becker: Everyman art critic or aesthetic simpleton?, Ripon Commonwealth Press, August 28, 2014.

Professor painting mural downtown, Ripon Commonwealth Press, May 22, 2014.

2014 Whitney Biennial in New York features some Wisconsin artists, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 5, 2014. [Pic 1] [Pic 2]


Review: Art Inspired by Martha Wilson Sourcebook, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 22, 2013.

Juarez Gallery hosts ‘Indiana Green 2013’ exhibition, Sheboygan Press, July 31, 2013.

Sights and Sounds: Artist Rafael Salas and Phox

Three new exhibitions debut in Wriston Art Galleries, The Lawrentian, April 5, 2013.

New Wriston Art Galleries Exhibition Opens March 29, Lawrence University News, March 20, 2013.


Dean Jensen and the Art of Reinvention, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 14, 2012.

‘Indiana Green’ art exhibit opens Saturday, Sheboygan Press, April 18, 2012.

Obscura features work by Hispanic artists, Sheboygan Press, March 12, 2012.


Coming and going: Art at the “Crossroads”, Thirdcoast Digest, June 22, 2011.


Dali, Masson, and Milwaukee Artists at David Barnett, Portrait Society Galleries, Shepherd Express, November 19, 2009.

Dynamic Dichotomies; Salas Mixes Old and New Imagery at Portrait Gallery, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 8, 2009.

Psyche and Paint: Exhibitions by Katie Musolff and Rafael Francisco Salas, Third Coast Digest, September 17, 2009.

Gallery to Feature Professor’s Portraits, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 4, 2009.

Sleepy scenes, Milwaukee Magazine, July 9, 2009.

Rafael F. Salas En el Museo Neville del Green Bay, El Hispano, May 8, 2009.

Paintings by Rafael Francisco Salas, Neville Public Museum, April 25, 2009.

Transitioning Cultures, Shepherd Express, March 12, 2009.

Globe Trotters, Milwaukee Magazine, January 2009.

Exhibits Add Color to Winter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 8, 2009.


“Substituting Emptiness”: Interview with Rafael Francisco Salas for Milwaukee Public Television, Fall 2008


Pitch your show, MKE Magazine, September 27, 2007.

‘Emptiness’ Fills Latino Arts, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 9, 2007.


On The Town, New York Sun, August 17, 2006.

Coming Home, Ripon Commonwealth Press, February 2, 2006.

Substituting Emptiness: The Paintings of Rafael Francisco Salas, by David W. Andrews, November 2005.


News From University of Wisconsin–Waukesha, November 11, 2005.

The Women Our Sons Know; On viewing Rafael Francisco Salas’s untitled painting, March 2005, by Margaret Rozga, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Waukesha.


Bearable Likeness of Being: A St. Paul show reframes portraiture with symbols of experience, sexuality, and the subconscious, Star Tribune, June 8, 2001.