Alfredo Diaz | Biography

The artist’s work oscillates between culture and time…

b. 1987 – MFA Yale 2019

Dominguez Diaz was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. Identifies as an indigenous person with roots in Oaxaca, Mexico. The artist’s work oscillates between culture and time, examining how objects can go from functional to artifact due to colonization. The materials used in the artist’s practice questions assumptions of indigeneity by using historical references to create objects that bring the artist’s indigenous identity to the present.

Dominguez attended Los Angeles City College from 2006 to 2014. Transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014 with the UCLA Blue and Gold Scholarship, graduating in 2016 with a BA in Fine Arts, and received his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 2019, graduating with the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, H.Lee Hirsche Dean’s Merit Prize and the George R. Bunker Award and is an active member of 3B.

Pressed, 2021