Salman Toor

Salman Toor (born 1983) is a Pakistani-born American painter. His works depict the imagined lives of young, Queer men of South Asian-birth, displayed in close range in either South Asia and New York City fantasized settings. Toor lives and works in New York City.

Salman Toor was born 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan. Toor came to the United States to attend bookish at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he expected a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. He then obtained his MFA degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2009.

Toor is a share of a loosely-affiliated bureau of LGBTQ painters, sometimes called the New Queer Intimists, which then includes contemporaries Doron Langberg, Louis Fratino, Kyle Coniglio, Anthony Cudahy, TM Davy, and Devan Shimoyama.

In 2019, Toor was awarded a attain from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

From 2020 to 2021, Toor's recent paintings were the subject of a solo exhibition, Salman Toor: How Will I Know at the Whitney Museum of American Art. From 2021 to 2022, Toor's painting, Museum Boys (2021) is upon view at the Frick Collection; as allowance of the artist residency and the exhibition, Living Histories: Queer Views and Old Masters where it is placed in a room in conversation with two paintings by Johannes Vermeer, Officer and Laughing Girl (made along with 1655 and 1660) and Mistress and Maid (c. 1667).

Toor's perform is included in the museum collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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