Adriana Díaz is a Bay Area native with a long exhibition history. Among her exhibition venues: Mission Cultural Center, the Mechanic’s Institute, SOMAR Arts, and Misho Gallery, San Francisco; Bechtel Center at Stanford University; the Badé Museum, Berkeley, plus university and professional galleries across the Bay Area and abroad. She’s been on the faculty of local colleges and universities including John F. Kennedy University, Holy Names University, and New College of San Francisco.
Adriana’s paintings are very physical. Surface texture, and the innate markings of the human body come together in what she sees as an abstract expression of the planet. Adriana is also the author of Freeing the Creative Spirit, Drawing on the Power of Art to Tap the Wisdom and Power Within (Harper San Francisco, 1992). Her essays and poetry have been published in anthologies and magazines. Her first novel, Tango Lessons, was released in 2018. Both are available on Amazon.com. Adriana is also a Certified Life Coach. (www.yourcreativelifecoach.com)
"The discipline of art making," she says, "provides a template for the art of living. Perspective, perseverance, improvisation, and the constant commitment to craft and developing skills all play important roles in both art and life."