Angel Rodriguez-Diaz was born in 1955 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and his M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York City. Rodriguez-Diaz has exhibited works throughout the 1980’s and 90’s, including solo shows at Intar Gallery, New York; Oller/Campeche Gallery, New York; Ollantay Center for the Arts, Queens New York; Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburg, PA; and the Museum of Fine Arts, San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work has been included in numerous group shows, including the San Antonio Museum of Art; Blue Star Art Space; San Antonio, TX; Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; Mexican Fine Arts Center, Chicago IL; Art in General, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York. He has been an artist-in-residence at Arts International, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Yaddo.
Rodriguez-Diaz is an accomplished painter who has pursued the social and political boundaries of portraiture since the 1980’s. His paintings celebrate the diversity of individuals through the use of masterful brushstrokes and dynamic colors. In recent years, Rodriguez-Diaz has experimented with aspects of installation, using found objects and injecting a more direct social content into his work.