Juan Salgado is a Chicago-based community leader and the 2015 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Salgado became President and CEO of The Instituto del Progreso Latino, an organization that helps low-income Latino immigrant communities in Chicago to achieve upward mobility through education and job placement, in 2001. Salgado ran the Manufacturing Works job training program, after he was commissioned to start the project for Chicago in 2002. After a trial period, the Manufacturing Works began operating in 2005 and continues today. In 2010, he opened a charter school called the Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy. Salgado received his A.A. in 1989 from Moraine Valley Community College, a B.A. in 1991 from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.U.P. in 1993 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Salgado grew up in Calumet Park, Illinois to a father who was a steelworker and a mother who was a housewife.
About Juan Salgado
Tattoo artist known for both his color and black and grey work. His work often explores mythological figures from dragons to other spiritual imagery. He is also known for his hyperrealism style and shares his work with his over 220,000 Instagram followers.
He opened his first studio The Color Conspiracy in 2011. He first began sharing his artwork to Instagram in April of 2012.
He was voted the Peoples Champion of Season 10 on the television competition series Ink Master.
He was born and raised in Puerto Rico.