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 from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been teaching art classes for the past sixteen 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 Peru, 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, and Phillip Morris.