Bernardo ‘Bernie’ Diaz
Assistant Dean of Assessment and Planning, ADM
Assistant Professor of Art
Bernardo Diaz is an artist, educator, and administrator who resides in Austin TX. Diaz earned his MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. A first generation Mexican-American, Diaz was born in the Midwest and spent his formative years in Eagle Pass, a southwest Texas town on the border with Mexico. Diaz’s work explores notions of identity and fragmentation and currently works around three conceptual frameworks: embellishment, omission, and revision.
Diaz has worked alongside various art organizations including the Public Art Selection Committee for the City of Dallas, Art Love Magic, Big Thought, Peripheral Vision Arts, and South by South West’s Art Advisory Committee. Diaz was included in the Dallas Pavillion, a tongue-in-cheek exhibition in print that debuted at the 55th Annual Venice Biennial. An essay and selection of Diaz’s work was published in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies at UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. He currently serves as assistant professor of art and assistant dean of assessment and planning for the Division of Arts and Digital Media at Austin Community College.