Dennis Salaty earned an MFA degree from Northwestern University in Art Theory and Practice, and a BA degree in Fine Art from Columbia College. He was apprenticed to sculptor Jack Kearney at the Contemporary Art Workshop where he constructed welded steel sculptures and lost wax process bronze cast sculptures. He studied painting and drawing under George Cohen, Ed Paschke and Phyllis Bramson.
Dennis currently works in mixed media acrylic and assemblage. His meticulously constructed collages evoke a sense of mythological past that intersects with our world only in our dimly lit subconscious. These sometime jarring compositions are created by marrying dissimilar yet complementary images. Dennis has taken part in many exhibitions nationwide. His art has won numerous awards, and has been acquired into private and public collections.