David Diao was born in China and emigrated to the U.S. at age twelve. Diao is an influential painter and teacher whose work melds personal and art historical references. His 2009 New York exhibition was based on his return to his childhood home in Chengdu and finding it destroyed. Through the use of text, drawing, images, and painterly surfaces, his work explores the intersection of the history of art, culture, and personal meaning.
The Diversity Council of the Fashion Institute of Technology is pleased to give its Stamp of Support for this event.
Co-sponsored by the Fine Arts Department and a grant from the Presidents Diversity Fund.