Fernando Salicrup was born in New York City in 1946, though he traveled between Puerto Rico and the United States throughout his childhood. He is a painter and printmaker, known for his work in experimental digital methods.
After serving in the military, he returned to study art at the Philadelphia Academy of Art. He also won a scholarship to study at the New York School of Visual Arts, where he studied painting under Chuck Close, and printmaking under Robert Blackburn. In the late 1980's he began working with digital media, which he has continued to explore throughout his career.
He has participated in numerous international exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, including venues such as El Museo del Barrio, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (all New York). Salicrup has received several awards for his work, including the award for experimentation, given at the XII San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Printmaking. Salicrup also teaches workshops in printmaking and digital processes, and is currently codirector of Taller Boricua in East Harlem. He has actively sought to create a “cultural corridor” in El Barrio, and serves as a mentor to young artists, writers, and musicians