Diego Robles is an Artist and Educator. He currently is exhibiting a Documentary film at San Diego State University’s University Art Gallery and exhibiting Visual Art virtually at Self Help Graphics & Arts’ Gallery Space. He has also recently published a creative short story through the journal Rivulet and has been virtually screening two short experimental videos made during the Pandemic lockdown in 2020. A graduate from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, and the CalArts’ School of Film/Video & CalArts’ School of Critical Studies, Diego has worked in a variety of mediums in the performing, visual, media, and literary arts.
Diego has been tinkering and exploring art making since the age of 4. Throughout preschool, elementary school, middle and high school Diego experimented with painting, drawing, dance, theater, music, writing short scripts, and video making.
Since 2002 - to today, Diego has been a teaching-artist in many K-12 settings. For 3 years from 2003-2006 he was also an assistant Film Programmer at UCLA’s Schools of Theater, Film and Televisions’ Melnitz Movies. In 2007, he began a two-year job as a Research Artist for the Hyper-Media Studio at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and TV, while also working part-time during these two years at the Los Angeles Theater Center, co-managing the Box Office for the Latino Theater Company. In 2012 he began leading visual and media art making classes for K-12 students through CalArts, and since 2015 he’s worked on several oral history projects in the department of Visual History at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences where he has researched, coordinated production crews nationally and internationally, and assisted the Camera Department while on-set during oral history interviews. In 2016, he began teaching summer courses at UCLA in Mixed-Media, Psychology, Advertising, and Filmmaking Production to high school and incoming university students. In 2018 Diego began his career as a Professor by beginning to Lecture in the California State University system at Long Beach, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
Diego has imparted discussions, museum education workshops, interdisciplinary art labs, classes, courses, and curatorial projects with students in museums and galleries like Self-Help Graphics & Art, The Colburn School of Music, Hauser & Wirth, Stanford University, UCLA, CalArts, Otis College of Art & design, San Diego State University, SUNY Buffalo, the University Art Museum of California State University in Long Beach, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art of California State University in San Bernardino, RECAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
He is currently a prospective PhD student, looking to delve further into research, teaching, and experimental production and theory in the performative, media, literary, and visual arts.