Vanessa Díaz (b. 1980, Ft. Lauderdale): Díaz earned her MFA from the University of South Florida. She was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2014. She was one of ten artists invited to exhibit in the premier Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas as well as the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, the Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa and the ArtsUp! Gallery space in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has also received several fellowships for residency, including The Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans; BAU Institute Camargo Foundation, France; The Oberpflazer Schwandorf Kunstlerhaus. Germany; The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; the Wassaic Projects, New York; and recently the Windgate Visiting artist in Residence Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is currently based in South Florida. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 2016-17)

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