Salvatore of Lucan


Salvatore of Lucan is a painter. Through his large scale works he attempts to communicate clearly a sense of the world he inhabits that is both tangible and emotional. Exploring home, identity and relationships, he creates expansive domestic scenes where realism meets the uncanny, and the familiar broaches the magical.

His first solo show, Show of Himself  took place in Pallas Projects in 2018. He has been nominated twice for the Zurich Portrait Prize in the National Gallery with his paintings Me and My Dad in McDonalds and with Lucy With Three Hands and Me Holding on to Her Leg which was highly commended. In 2019 he won the Whyte’s Award, was nominated for Hennessy Craig Award in the RHA, appeared in RTE’s ‘Exhibitionists’ documentary and received the Arts Council’s Next Generation Award. Salvatore is currently developing two solo shows; an exhibition of pastel works for Hang Tough gallery and a collection of large scale paintings for the Kevin Kavanagh gallery.

Salvatore is part of the IMMA programming partnerships with the Dean Arts Studio