about

graphic artist + painter / daydreamer / teletubby enthusiast

explores art through an intimate and narrative approach / artwork inspired by queer exploration, folklore, childhood nostalgia + grotesque forms / incorporates traditional, non-traditional mediums + multiple disciplines in subjects

studied at san francisco art institute, cleveland institute of art + received b.a. in studio art: graphic design at cleveland state university / created + curated the queer art show ( diverse creatives networking collective ) during cle lgbtq+ pride month 2016-19 / works featured in exhibitions at 78th street studios, mansfield art center, popeye gallery, zaller gallery, + more.

contact

benji diaz / peevish.art@gmail.com - cleveland, oh usa


solo shows

2016 - new works (one night pop-up show) - twist social club / cleveland, oh

2013 - ripe flaccid: partial friends - popeye gallery / cleveland, oh


selected group shows + special events

current or upcoming shows + events *

2019 - alumni exhibition - the galleries at csu / cleveland, oh

2019 - queer art show 4 - curator + participant - winchester tavern / cleveland, oh

2019 - gaggg reflexxx - generic gallery / cleveland, oh

2019 - 9th annual monster drawing rally - spaces gallery / cleveland, oh

2018 - queer art show 3 - curator + participant - popeye gallery / cleveland, oh

2018 - gaggg reflexxx - generic gallery / cleveland, oh

2017 - alien: communion - generic gallery / cleveland, oh

2017 - turn up II: alma mater edition - popeye gallery / cleveland, oh

2017 - marilyn death fest - generic gallery / cleveland, oh

2017 - outsider or insider? art! thomas arlen wagner collection - mansfield art center / mansfield, oh

2017 - queer art show 2 - curator + participant - twist social club / cleveland, oh

2017 - #riseupagainsthate - goodgoat gallery / lakewood, oh

2016 - tall walls exhibition - canopy / cleveland, oh

2016 - 22nd people's art show - csu galleries / cleveland, oh

2016 - melt ( art ) challenge - popeye gallery / cleveland, oh

2016 - queer art show - curator + participant - twist social club / cleveland, oh

2016 - 6th annual monster drawing rally - spaces gallery / cleveland, oh

2016 - burning river roller derby art benefit - goodgoat gallery / lakewood, oh

2015 - future past art show - popeye gallery / cleveland, oh

2015 - 44th student and merit show - csu galleries / cleveland, oh - best of painting + printmaking

2014 - 21nd people's art show - csu galleries / cleveland, oh

2014 - the goat, the baad, + the ugly - goodgoat gallery / lakewood, oh

2014 - 43th student and merit show - csu galleries / cleveland, oh - honorable mention

2013 - csu @ cwal - west 78th studios / cleveland, oh

2012 - 13th annual national arts program exhibition - waterloo / cleveland, oh - adult intermediate 1st place

2010 - 11th annual national arts program exhibition - waterloo / cleveland, oh - adult intermediate 1st place


all artwork is copyright 2019 benji diaz