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Biography

Rosana Castrillo Díaz (b. 1971) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Castrillo Díaz received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1993 from Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain; a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1996 from Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; a Post-Baccalaureate degree in 1999 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and a Masters of Fine Art degree in 2003 from Mills College, Oakland, CA.

 

Castrillo Díaz is the recipient of the 2005 Artadia Art Award, Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY; the 2004 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the 2003 Jay DeFeo Merit Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA; the 2002 Trefethen Merit Award, Mills College, Oakland, CA; the 1999 Photographer’s Forum Magazine Excellence Award; the 1996 First C.I.A. Associates Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; the 1995 Bert Benkendorf Award in Graphic Design, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Cleveland, OH; the 1995 Nesnadny & Schwartz’s Graphic Design Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH; and the 1995 Frohring Foundation Graphic Design Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.

 

Castrillo Diaz solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC; Ameringer|McEnery|Yohe, New York, NY; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Shasta College, Redding, CA. Recent group exhibitions included Bright | Shiny at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 2019; Additive Measures, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2018; Plate.Proof.Print, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), San Jose, CA, 2014; Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern 
Art, San Francisco, CA 2011; Exonome, Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco, CA, 2008; Regarding Truth
, An Exhibition of Work by Artadia Award Winners, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2006; Hair Raising, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, 2006; 2004 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 2005; Wall-to-Wall, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2005; In My Empire Life is Sweet, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY, 2005; Next New, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, 2005; and Commission ’04, San Francisco Arts Commission Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

 

Selected public collections include Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Community Center, San Francisco, CA (Permanent Installation); University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.