BIO

Diego Barrientos is a painter, writer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California.

Diego was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and grew up in California's San Joaquin Valley. After high school he joined the U.S. army and was deployed to the Iraq War.

After the army, Diego played in several bands before finding his passion in visual art. He earned his BA in animation from California State University, Northridge, and his MFA in fine art from the California Institute of the Arts. He currently performs in frankendee with other CalArts alumnx.


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