Juan Diaz is a Colombian born contemporary visual artist that resides in Naples, FL. Diaz has used painting and drawing to explore and expose the complexities of life seeking freedom, respect and equality. He recently added to his creative outlets, performing art and installation, using them to investigate the relationships between life and death. Diaz’s work shows his need to break away from the comfort zone and is the reflection of constant search to express his process of understanding the human experience. His work has been included in important exhibitions at The Baker Museum, The Naples Depot Museum and Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as the Alliance for the Arts. Diaz was the recipient of Southwest Florida 2013 FACE Award for Culture & Arts awarded by Gulfshore Life Business Magazine and the 1999 Porter Goss Award. (Photo credits Nicole Inskip Photography).