Vanessa Diaz is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture and site specific installation. Her work reevaluates the discarded and abandoned contents, the furnishings and architectural elements, in a dwelling to define territory and offer an alternate perception of the domain experience.
In 2014, Diaz was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. She was one of ten artists invited to exhibit in the premier Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. Recently, Diaz developed a site-specific installation at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX. She has received several fellowships for residency, including The Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, the Wassaic Projects, NY, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA. Diaz is currently in residence at the Schwandorf Kunstlerhaus, Bavaria and will soon travel to the BAU Institute in Southern France.