Diego Sanchez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America, and arrived in the United States in the summer of 1980. He obtained an MFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been teaching art classes for the past eighteen 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. He has shown his work throughout Virginia, and in Peru, Italy, Belgium, Colombia, and France. He was the first recipient of the Theresa Pollack Artist of the Year Award and has served as a juror for art competitions including the Virginia Museum Fellowship, Scholastic, and Visual Arts Award for the State of Maryland Arts Council. Sanchez’s work is in private and corporate 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.