Art exhibit by UTSA faculty member Analy Diego ’08 ’11 to benefit UTSA scholarships

(November 13, 2018) -- In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Interior Design Program Coordinator, instructor and alumna Analy Diego ’08 ’11 will provide original artwork for an auction and sale benefiting scholarships for the UTSA Department of Architecture. Diego is donating her time in creating the artwork, which will be auctioned and sold during a public exhibition titled “Iconic Architecture.1.” The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 at AIA San Antonio, 1344 S. Flores, Ste. 102 and includes an art talk by Diego at 7 p.m.

Fourteen original artworks, numbered and signed, will be auctioned during the event, while a total of 300 prints will be available for sale.

A registered interior designer in Texas, Diego is also an artist whose work reflects pop culture, architecture, and design; she uses it as a vessel for sharing her views, ideas, and personal stories relative to her community. Though Diego has dabbled in many traditional mediums, she found technology to be her tool of choice. Her graphic illustrations are meticulously rendered with emphasis on color, pattern, and proportions.

“I am a proud UTSA alumna and it is very important to me to give back to my community and university,” said Diego. “As an interior designer and professor, my goal is to organize an annual architecture and art show for UTSA in which all proceeds are used to create scholarships for our interior design and architecture students.”

Diego graduated with a Master’s in Architecture and a Historic Preservation concentration from the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) in 2011 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design, Magna Cum Laude in 2008.

The “Iconic Architecture” collection is a representation of Diego’s professional and artistic journey, and her perception of architecture as one of the most intricate and expressive art forms. In future annual shows, she plans to include both student and faculty works that will be curated after each semester and exhibited at the end of each year.

“It is always rewarding as a college Dean to see alumni want to give back,” said John Murphy, Ph.D., dean of the UTSA CACP. “Analy Diego represents an ever-strengthening relationship being developed between our past, present and future students. Her support through this scholarship fundraising event is far reaching and impactful.”

Wittigs is the Title Sponsor of the December 4 event. Orange Sponsors are AIA San Antonio, Chesney Morales Partners Inc., Workplace Resource, Sol Studio Architects, and Lone Star Reprographics, while White Sponsors are RVK Architects, The Jordan Group, Modern in San Antonio, and Metropolitan Contracting. Door prizes have been donated by Herman Miller. Attendees are asked to RSVP to the UTSA Department of Architecture at roxanne.cuevas@utsa.edu or 210-458-3010 by November 30.