Cosmological Mysteries by Daniel Martin Diaz. Photo by Allan Sturm


Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.

"Art is a reflection of ourselves, the story of humanity, and a quest to understand the physical and metaphysical world. As we try to understand our place in the universe, art can be an important part of the dialogue we can create and share with each other. In my work, I seek to reveal the mysterious with arcane imagery and techniques that make sense to me on a deep level that words cannot quantify. There is an underlying dichotomy of the power of technology and our quantum connection to our Universe. How might our use or misuse of technology permanently alter the future of humanity, and what is our personal responsibility for our effect on the world and on each other? It is my attempt to capture the complexity and beauty of the underlying mechanisms that bind us in an emotion."

"Over the past few years, I have become immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. I have been particularly fascinated with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties through imagery. Although these rudimentary images are without any leanings towards aesthetics, I find them to be beautiful, though that is not the intention. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I feel has a beauty and intimacy that painting cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates, and the quickness in which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring."


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The work of artist Daniel Martin Diaz ".... is broodingly personal" with "...a compelling, esoteric edge." - Los Angeles Times

HBO Game of Thrones; Netflix, Black Mirror: “Bandersnatch Episode”; PBS; Warner Bros; Atlantic Records; Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine; EMI Records; MTV; Juxtapoz Magazine; Hi-Fructose Magazine; Low Rider Magazine; Graphic Design USA; Garage Magazine; Shade Magazine; 3x3 Magazine; Farley Blackman Collection; Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Book Vo l. and II; Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies; New American Paintings; Equilibrium Magazine; Alter Ego; Versus Magazine; New American Paintings; Wave Magazine; Raw Vision Magazine; Aesthetica Magazine; Hispanic Executive; New Zealand Feature Film, Orphans And Angels, and Clive Barker Feature Film Midnight Meat Train

Permanent Collections and Archives
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Laguna Art Museum, Orange County Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Shemer Art Center and Museum, New Mexico State University, San Antonio de Padua Catholic Church Sonora, Mexico, US Santa Barbara Library-Caridad Archive of Chicano Printmaking in California, Huntington Museum, The Gerald Buck Collections Self-Help Graphic's Traveling Exhibition Print Program, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Cirque du Soleil Collection.

Public Art and Commissions
HBO Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westros and Beyond, Published by Chronicle Books
Sunset Bridge Across The Santa Cruz River Art Project, Tucson, Az, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terrazzo Project, Awarded NTMA Job of the Year 2013, 2008-2012
Cadence Tucson Monument Project, 2013
Tucson Pima Arts Council Centro Project, 2011
Phoenix Cave Creek Police Precinct Terrazzo Project, 2010
Phoenix Light Rail Project TPSS, 2009-2015
Central Mesa Extension Light Rail Project, Alma School Station, 2010-2014
Tucson Pima Arts Council Luminarias Del Pueblo
Tucson Pima Arts Council Ponies Del Pueblo, Permanent Collection of Tucson Museum of Art
Historic Hotel Congress Proscenium Stage, featured in New York Times, One of the Ten Best Clubs in America
Atlantic Records Multi-Platinum Band POD Album Artwork, Layout, and Direction
Six String Masterpieces: A Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute Hand-Painted Guitar
San Antonio De Padua Catholic Church Altarpieces

Awards and Commendations
Job of the Year, Awarded by NTMA, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Terrazzo Public Art Project, 2013

Personal Publications
Catastrophe of Free Will, 333 Publishing, 2020
Soul Machine, Last Gasp Publishing, 2019
Soul of Science, Mysticus Publishing and Last Gasp Publishing, 2015
Anatomy Of Sorrow, Last Gasp Publishing, 2011
Mysterium Fidei, Last Gasp Publishing, 2007
Triginta Uno Dies: Thirty-One Drawings In Thirty-One Days, Last Gasp Publishing, 2006

Book Covers and Features
Anatomy Rocks, Edited by Rodolphe Lachat, Published by Cernunnos, 2017
Hey 4 Degrees Art !, Published by Ankama, Paris France, 2016
Arizona Journal Of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Volume 2, 1998, University Of Arizona Press
Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Book Vol. I and II, Bilingual Press
Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art, Bilingual Press
Chicano Art for Our Millennium, Bilingual Press
Critical Mappings Of Arturo Islas’s Fictions, Frederick Luis Aldama, Bilingual Press
The Captain of All These Men Of Death, Alejandro Morales, Bilingual Press
Metamorphosis Volume 1: 50 Surreal & Fantastic Artists, Beinart Publishing
La Luz De Jesus 25th Anniversary: The Little Gallery That Could, Last Gasp Publishing

Community Involvement
Phoenix Art Museum, The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, SWAC, Public Art Lecture
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Commission On The Arts, Community Art And Marketing Lecture
Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Tour, host Sacred Machine Museum, Artist Lecture
Tucson Museum of Art, Dinner a L'Art at Sacred Machine Museum, TMA Curator and Artist Lecture
Arizona State Museum Exhibition, Mysterium Fidei, Artist Lecture
Mesa Contemporary Arts Exhibition, Mysterium Fidei, Artist Lecture
University Of Arizona, host Sacred Machine Museum, Artist and Curator Lecture
The Museum Association of Arizona Culture Crawl, host Sacred Machine Museum, Curator Lecture
Small Business Development Center, host Sacred Machine Museum, Curator Lecture
Ted X Talk, Sponsored by University of Arizona Confluence Center, Artist Lecture


Solo Exhibition, Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris France, January - December

HEY! Exhibition #1, Galerie Arts Factory, Paris France, March-April
Art Karlsruhe Art Fair 2017, Represented by Galerie Gimpel & Muller, Berlin, Germany, February
Wacko /Soap Plant, Los Angeles, CA, February
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL January-February
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL January-March

Mesa Museum of Art, Mesa, AZ, September 2016-2017
Paxton Gate, San Fransico, CA, November 2016 - 2017
American Primitive Gallery, New York, NY, January
Outsider Art Fair, New York, NY, January

Paxton Gate, Portland, OR, December
Keystone University Mueseum, City?, PA November
Intuit Art Center Museum, Chicago, November
La Maison Rouge, Paris, November
Spanish Market, Pop Gallery Santa Fe, July
L'Inlassable Galerie, Paris, March

L'Inlassable Galerie, Paris, November
Outsider Art Fair Paris, Represented by Galerie Toxic of Luxembourg, October
Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, September
Galerie Toxic, Luxembourg, September
Spanish Market, Pop Gallery Santa Fe, July
Outsider Art Fair, New York, May
Art Paris Art Fair, represented by Galerie Toxic of Luxembourg, March

Mesa Contemporary, Messin’ with the Masters, September 2013 - January 2014
Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial, July - September
Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July

Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, July 2012
Strychnin Gallery, Herzensbrecher, Berlin, Germany, March
Art Paris 2012, Grand Palais, Paris, France, MarchOfficine Dell'Immagine, Selva Obscura, Milan, Italy, February
Pima Air And Space Museum, The Boneyard Project, Tucson, AZ, January - May

La Luz de Jesus (Book Release), Los Angeles, CA, December
La Halle Saint Pierre Museum, Hey! Exhibition, Paris, France, September 2011 - March 2012
La Luz de Jesus 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, October
Pop Gallery, Santa Fe, July
Gallery Toxic, Luxembourg, September 2011 - March 2012

Arizona State Museum, Many Mexicos: Vista de la Frontera Exhibit, November 2010-2012
Mondo Bizarro Gallery, Rome, Italy, November
Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, Canada, June