Featured by Ottawa Life Magazine as one of the 2013 Top 25 people in the Capital, Claudia Salguero is a Colombian-Canadian professional multidisciplinary artist and Community Engaged Artist working with multicultural groups in communities in risk. Working in collaboration with different Social Institutions, she has created more than 40 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 encouraging the achievements of Ottawa artists of all disciplines who have evolved beyond the emerging stage in their career to become recognized professional working artists contributing to the community
Through her work, Claudia has evidenced the power of community art and her capacity to work with communities in big projects. In 2017 she was awarded with the 150Neigbourhood Arts Grant for the creation of her mural “Canadian Pride, Harmony in Cultures” as part of Canada’s 150 Anniversary official celebrations.
She is the creator of “Transformation, the WOW Mural” the tallest mural in town as the official image of the Welcoming Ottawa Week, WOW week. Both murals were created with the participation of close to 100 people from all backgrounds and corners of Ottawa.
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.