Meet Reynaldo Diaz

10.ReynaldoDiazBorn and raised in Managua, Nicaragua, Reynaldo Diaz has lived and worked in Minneapolis since 1996.

He is a self-taught visual artist who enjoys working with many media. His focus the past few years has been acrylic on canvas, working out of Studio 211 in the California Building in Northeast Minneapolis. He also enjoys serving as a DJ for special events and creating unique visual designs for special events.

In 2010 Reynaldo received the Minneapolis Arts Commission “Award for Community Involvement in Public Art” for his design of the stained glass window “Awakening” constructed by The Goddess of Glass, Connie Beckers, that is permanently installed in the Loring Park Community Arts Center.

10.LoringWindow.72The Friends of Loring Park commissioned this prominent quatrefoil stained glass window to celebrate and honor the flora and fauna of Loring Park. It took Connie more than 1,000 hours to assemble the approximately 3,000 pieces of glass that Reynaldo’s Art Deco inspired design. It incorporates elements of Loring Park both literally and figuratively.

Reynaldo shares his California Building studio with his husband, Karl Reichert, a photographer, illustrator, and writer, who also serves as executive director for Textile Center, a National Center for Fiber Art.

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  1. I participated in “Dog Days” today. I have never thought of myself as being a lover of abstract art. However, Diaz’s work blew me away and was definitely my favorite. His use of color is amazing. Definitely going to follow his work 🙂

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