D I E G O S A N C H E Z
I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America, and arrived in the United States in the summer of 1980. I obtained an MFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been teaching art classes for the past thirty years to people of all ages, including The Virginia Museum, The Visual Art Center of Richmond, VCU, VUU, and currently at St. Catherine’s School. I have shown my work throughout Virginia, and in, Italy, Belgium, Colombia, and France. I was the first recipient of the Theresa Pollack Artist of the Year Award. I have served as a juror for different art competitions including the Virginia Museum Fellowship, Scholastic, and Visual Arts Award for the State of Maryland Arts Council. My work is in several collections including Sidney and Frances Lewis, Charlotte Minor, Media General, First Market Bank, Capital One, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Markel Corporation, Phillip Morris, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.