Salvador Andrade Arévalo was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and raised in the Chicagoland area. He received his BA from Yale University in 2010 with a double major in Art and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. He also earned a Master of Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Cambridge in Latin American Studies, with a thesis that focused on 19th century Mexican lithography. His awards and fellowships include a Spudnik Press Fellowship (2015), a Painting Fulbright in Mexico City (2018), a SOMA Summer Residency (2021), and a Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Research Fellowship (2021). In addition, his artwork is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art and the Willis Tower, both in Chicago.