Rafael Francisco Salas is a Wisconsin based painter. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has described him as “one of the best painters working in Wisconsin today”(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 7, 2009). Using landscape along with narrative and symbolic elements, Salas creates artworks that investigate the nature of nostalgia, memory and dreams. His work has been exhibited in New York City, San Diego, Boston, as well as many venues in the Midwest including The Neville Public Museum, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, The John Kohler Arts Center, Dean Jensen gallery, Circa Gallery, and Portrait Society gallery. Salas currently works as the Chair of the Art Department at Ripon College, in Ripon, WI.