Salman Toor was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1983. He lives and works between Lahore and New York City. Toor received his Masters of Fine art (Painting) at Pratt institute in Brooklyn in 2009. His works consists of complex figurative paintings of varying scale and style, ranging in subject from autobiographical constructs to Art History, Post-Colonialism and Pop Culture. Toor has had several solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Pakistan and has participated in significant group shows such as the Kochi Biennale 2016. His work has been featured both as an artist and a writer in publications such as ArtAsiaPacific, Hyperallergic, Artsy, and Wall Street International.