He was born in 1964 in Trabzon. He opened his first solo exhibition in 1981 at the State Fine Arts Gallery as a high school student. He conducted research and studies as a guest at the Cologne State Academy, as well as in many museums in Europe. Upon his return to Turkey, he directed the Trabzon Municipality, M. Koloğlu Cultural Center. He organized exhibitions that brought together young generation artists. In 1994, he moved to Istanbul. In 1988, he produced original prints at Çamlıca Art House. Salih, whose works are in many official and private collections in Turkey and abroad, lives and works in Istanbul.