Claudia Salguero is a Colombian-Canadian professional multidisciplinary artist and Community Engaged Artist working with multicultural groups in communities at risk. Working in collaboration with different Social Institutions, she has created more than 70 community murals in the City since 2014.
She was awarded by Ottawa Arts Council with the 2021 Peter Honeywell Mid-Career Artist Award, recognizing and the achievements of Ottawa artists of all disciplines as professional working artists contributing to the community and by MASC as the 2023 Honorary Patron MASC Artist.
Through her work, Claudia has evidenced the power of community art and her capacity to work with communities in big projects. She is the creator of the two tallest murals in Ottawa: “Transformation, the WOW Mural” and "The Wisdom Mural", created with the participation of more than 150 people from all ages, genders and backgrounds, as well as the creation of the only 3D mural in Ottawa: “Canadian Pride, Harmony in Cultures” as part of Canada’s 150 Anniversary official celebrations.
Claudia is also a Latin Folk and Jazz singer who has been raising funds for kids’ foundations in her home country Colombia through her annual sold-out concerts at the Ottawa’s National Arts Centre since 2011.
She is a member of the Arts Network Ottawa’s Board of Directors.
Claudia believes in art and music as a tool for a better society.