Diego Rodriguez-Warner was born in Managua, Nicaragua, in 1986. In 2008, he studied under the Cuban Minister of Fine Arts, Lesbia Vent Dumois, in Havana, and he received his BA in COIN Theory and Fine Arts From Hampshire College in 2009. In 2013, he earned an MFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. He has exhibited in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, and Havana. The artist lives and works in Denver.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020
My paintings are an attempt to reflect American culture: loud, boisterous, violent, a complicated overlapping cultural milieu, a beautiful, chaotically exuberant spectacle, a construct held together by tenuous belief. Through the abrupt rupturing of tired tropes, accepted narratives are subverted and expanded into multifaceted images that reject easy reduction.”