Daniel Martin Diaz
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Diaz grew up in a traditional Mexican catholic family and was immersed in the passionate imagery of his religion. Visionary artist, he has been painting professionally for almost 10 years and has already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. He exhibited first, in January 2001 with Joel Peter Witkin, shortly thereafter, his art started to become more and more in demand. In August 2002, he was awarded the Old Masters New Vision scholarship and went to Austria for a three weeks seminar on the ancient technique of egg tempera and resin oil painting.
He has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions on an international level in some well established American galleries and museums such as the Arizona State Museum, Copro Nason, La Luz de Jesus, Jonathan Levine Gallery. Also, a few prestigious museums own his work such as the Tucson Museum of Art, the Huntington Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Laguna Art Museum / Orange County Art Museum, Shemer Art Center and Museum. His list of clients includes PBS, Warner Bros/Atlantic Records and Rolling Stone Magazine just to name a few. This list of credits is even more remarkable since, except for his Austrian seminar, he is completely self-taught.