Biography

Rosana Castrillo Diaz (b. 1971) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Castrillo Diaz 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 Diaz 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 has had solo exhibitions at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA and Shasta College, Redding, CA. Recent group exhibitions include 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.