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Diego Marcial Rios
...lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and paints in acrylics. He graduated with honors with an M.A./M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Fine Arts Graduate School and a B.F.A. from University of California at Berkeley. Diego has a C.L.P. from the University of San Francisco. He received a number of fellowships for his Academic study. His artwork illustrates many complex social-economic issues faced by contemporary society. About his work he states: “I create art that is visually stimulating to gain initial viewer acceptance. Once this is achieved, the viewer is confronted with ancient symbols of life and death. The figures and landscapes in the art are inspired by what I have experienced and later dreamed about." Diego Marcial Rios' fine art has been included in more than 480 exhibitions from Japan to Bulgaria. He is in a number of Museum Collections: The Auchenbach Foundation Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, Orange County Museum of Art etc.. He has also illustrated a number of books and his work is part of a number of Public Collections: Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; Mission Cultural Center, SF; Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland and many more. He has appeared as a speaker on Art and been interviewed on Television. His artwork has been included in many magazines. Diego has been a recent guest speaker at UC Merced, St. Marys College, and San Jose State University.