Rudy Salgado has exhibited his prints, wet plate collodion photographs, and sculptural installations at venues across the U.S. and internationally. He lives and works in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood, where he operates Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio & Gallery and River City Tintype.
Following in the footsteps of great Louisville photographers like Sallie E. Garrity, who operated a portrait studio in the 1880s, Rudy hosts portrait sessions and makes analog photographs with historical processes.
He received an MFA in Printmaking with a minor in Ceramics at the University of Iowa, and a BFA in Printmaking from California State University, Chico. He has taught classes with numerous arts organizations and schools in the Louisville area, including Speed Art Museum, Louisville Visual Art, Governor’s School for the Arts, Francis Parker School, Indiana University Southeast, and now Kentucky College of Art and Design.