Kadie Salmon is a Scottish artist (b. 1986) living in London. Salmon uses a combination of digital/analogue imagery and traditional hand colouring techniques, to create photographs, moving image and sculpture that examine the nature of storytelling and image making. Salmon's practice is research led and often explores historic or contemporary depictions of romanticism, sexuality and desire found in art, literature and film.
Salmon is represented by London gallery New Art Projects and has exhibited internationally for over a decade from Norway to New York, Edinburgh to Prague. She continues to receive awards and grants from organisations/institutions such as the Henry Moore Foundation and the European Cultural Fund, and artist residencies which continue to support her practice. In 2021, Salmon was an artist in residence at ARTEXTE research centre in Montreal, where she worked collaboratively with Canadian poet Klara du Plessis on their project "Narrative of process: activating the artist’s book". This work was supported by the Freelands Foundation and a-n artist bursaries.
In 2020, she had her most recent solo show with New Art Projects at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, and launched an artist publication with the gallery examining her practice over the last several years- accompanied by two essays by writers Emma Wilson and Maria Walsh.
In 2019, Salmon was awarded an Arts Council England (DYCP) grant and London Creative Network award with SPACE Studios, to produce her hand coloured moving image work Hunting Razorbills. Salmon worked with mixed media artist Rebecca Glover to develop the soundscape for Hunting Razorbills.
Salmon is a co-founder of art collective Captain Lightfoot (est. 2012). They work with galleries and universities to expand research into the role of narrative in visual art, creative process and curation; organising collaborative projects, exhibitions, workshops, and talks. In their latest project Memory Palace they worked with curator Eliska Zakova and the Prague Academy of Performing Arts (supported by the European Cultural Fund and Step Beyond)- collaborating with 4 multidisciplinary practitioners. Other projects have included touring exhibition Strange Loop supported by The Henry Moore Foundation which took place in Norway and Germany.