Jesus Salas

Daily, Jesus Salas documents the interior of the bus that brings him to NIAD Art Center in graphite and sometimes marker on found sheets of paper. Less frequently, on the flip side of the page, he captures the exterior of the bus.

Recently he has begin to create paintings with a minimalist field overlaid with numbers 1 to 100. Often the numerals become unclear or blurred due Salas’s hurried layering.

Both bodies of work represent Salas’s efforts to record and order his environment.

// Jesus’ available work //

exhibition history

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

Empty Kind Of Full, organized by Tara Neuffer // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2023

Search Engine organized by Diego Leclery // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2023

NIAD Ink: 35 Years of Prints organized by Andrés Cisneros-Galindo // Online Exhibition // December 2022

In Love., organized by Meg Pohlod // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Another Fine Mess Age: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Windows Exhibition // 2020

A Kind of Movement, organized by Jay Wehnert // Portland Art And Learning Studios // 2019 

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown, organized By Curtis Turner // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2019

Redefining Contemporary Art, organized by Courtney Eldridge // Depot, Steamboat Springs // 2019

Future Cats Career Box // NAP Projects, New York // 2018

Can Did, organized By Julio Rodriguez // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2018

Indeterminate Space, organized by Anthony Piñata // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2018

All Of The Light, organized by Gina Borg // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2017

Jesus Salas // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2017

Shapeshifting Superheavies, organized by Jessica Snow // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2017

Variations On a Theme, organized by Robert Wuilfe // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2016

Adventure!, organized by Scott MacLeod // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2015

The Newest New // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2014