DIEGO SANCHEZ (804) 698-0791


1990 Master of Fine Arts; Painting and Printmaking; Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond,Virginia.

1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking; Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, Virginia.


2000 – present St. Catherine’s School, Richmond , Virginia

1994 2000 Faculty; Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia.

1991 present Virginia Museum. Teaching different art classes, Richmond, Virginia. 1993, 1995, 1998 Taught summer Printmaking workshop for Virginia Public School Art teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

1991-1993 Adjunct faculty; VCU, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. Richmond, Virginia.

1991-2014 Visual Art Center. Teaching drawing and printmaking classes. Richmond, Virginia


2017 Virginia Commission for the Arts 50 for 50 - Artists Award

Institute for Contemporary Art ​(ICA) ​Teacher Advisory Board

2020 Juror FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA

2017 Juror FCCA, Fredericksburg, VA

2016 Commissioned to paint a Mural at VMFA, Richmond VA

Panelist for VMFA, Kehinde Wiley “The Economy of Grace”

2012 Distinguished Service Award, VisArts, Richmond, VA

2004 Panelist for the Virginia Museum Latin American Show.

2001 Panelist for the Virginia Commission for the Arts Art and Community Projects 2000 Key-note Speaker for the Virginia Art Education Association 1999 Juror for the Theresa Pollack Arts Awards

1998 Juror for the Virginia Museum Fellowships Member of the Steering Committee for The Thomas Dale Art Specialty Center

1998 Recipient of The Artists of the Year Award – Theresa Pollack Arts Award 1995 Appointed to the City of Richmond Public Art Commission. Juror for the Scholastic Awards Arts Council, Richmond, Virginia.

1994 Juror for the 1995 Two Dimensional Visual Arts Award, for the state of Maryland Arts Council.


2021 Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA

2018Chroma Gallery Charlottesville VA

2017 Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA.

Woodberry Forrest, Gordonsville VA.

2016 Randolph Macon College, Ashland VA.

2015 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

2114 Hill Gallery, Richmond VA.

2013 Rivermont Gallery, Lynchburg VA.

2013 St. Christopher’s School, Richmond VA

2012 Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2011 Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2009 Page Bond Gallery, Richmond ,VA

2008 Woodberry Forrest, Gordonsville VA

2006 Plant Zero, Richmond, VA

2004 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2003 Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

2002 Jay Barrows Gallery, Richmond, VA

1999 Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

1998 Coincidence Gallery, Richmond, VA

1997 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

1996 Collegiate, Richmond, Virginia.

1991 1708 Gallery; Richmond, Virginia.

1991 Gallery X; Charlottesville, Virginia.

1990 M.F.A. Thesis Show; Anderson Gallery; Richmond, Virginia.


2015 Hispanic Heritage Show, Capital One, Richmond VA 2014

2013 Ambiguity and Interface: Art Across the Spectrum . Taubman Museum, Roanoke VA.

1998 Present Collector’s Night , The Visual Art Center of Richmond 1997 Present 1708 Gallery Annual Auction, Richmond Virginia.

1708 Gallery Small Work Show, Richmond, VA.

2009 Present Monster Drawing Show 1708 Galery, Richmond VA 2008 Charcoal Drawing, Main Art Gallery

2006 Present Faculty Show at VMFA Studio School, Richmond VA 2007 Labori Su Carta – Rome Italy

2006 WPA Show, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington D.C. 2005 Six Americans, Capital One, Richmond, Va

2004 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2003 7th Art Symposium in Budapest Hungary.

Celebracion De Las Artes Latinas, Art Space, Richmond, Va.

Latin American Show, Glen Allen Art Center, Glenn Allen,Va.

2000 Ocean, Randolph Macon Community College, Ashland, Va. New Neo, Christopher

Newport Community College, Newport News, Va.

1998 Art Space 1708 20th Anniversary Show, Richmond, Va.

“In the Flat Field II”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Va.

Artists On Artist, ASTRA Design Gallery, Richmond, Va.

Small Works Show At the 1708 Gallery

1997 20 Printmakers Main Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

1997 Artist Council Show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

1997 “In The Flat Field I”, at the 1708 Richmond, Virginia.

1996 Coincidence Gallery, The Art of Communication, Richmond, Virginia.

“Small Works Show”,1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

Printmaking Show Main Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

“VCU 30 Years of Printmaking”, Art Space, Richmond, Virginia.

1995 “Making a Mark”, MidAtlantic Drawing Show, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia.

“Season Of Light”, Invitational Show, Hand Workshop, Richmond, Virginia.

“New Work Show”, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.

VCU Invitational Show in Brussels, Belgium.

Hispanic Show, Valentine Museum; Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Printmakers, Jewish Community Center; Richmond, Virginia.

1994 “Voces de Magia y Color”, Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, Virginia.


he Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Anderson Gallery Virginia Commonwealth University

The School of Law, University of Richmond

Sidney and Frances Lewis

Bill and Pam Royall

Media General


First Market Bank

Capital One

Markel Corporation

Phillip Morris

Federal Reserve Bank


Born in Bogota, Colombia, South America; in Spanish, English CLUB & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

1993 present Member, Board of Directors, 1708 E. Main Gallery. 2000- 2005 Board of Directors Art 180

1997 - 2002, Board of Partners In the Arts, The Arts Council

1995 – 1999 Member, City Of Richmond Public Art Commission. 1994 1999 Member, Board of Directors, Hand Workshop

19901992 - Member, Board of Directors; Richmond Printmaking Workshop.

Guest Lecturer / Workshop Leader

2004 Virginia Museum , Contemporary Latin American Artist Panel 2004 Capital One Leadership Through Art Workshop

2000 University of Richmond in conjunction with the Partners in the Arts 2000 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Three Days in March program 1998 Virginia Museum of Fine Art Programs for Educators

1996, 1998, 2000 Mary Baldwin College Summer for Art Teachers Program REFERENCES UPON REQUEST