Diego Pacheco is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Vancouver, B.C. He works in a range of mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and performance art. He received his BFA in Visual Arts in 2012 from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and has studied abroad at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Lyon in France. He draws inspiration from the inherent creativity and interconnectedness of nature and the beauty of the endless organic forms that inhabit the earth. Through his art he seeks to embody a message of reverence and remembrance of that which he holds sacred, by offering a glimpse into the unseen spirit that dwells within all physical matter.
Diego comes from a background of mixed heritage and cultural diversity. He feels a deep connection to his Mexican ancestry and the warmth and colour of this vibrant spiritual heartland. As an artist of ethnic origin he acknowledges the importance of reclaiming and preserving Indigenous cultural traditions and respecting their relationship and title to the land. He recognizes that Indigenous peoples hold timeless teachings and a way of honouring life that can bring balance back to the earth. He is a strong supporter of Indigenous sovereignty and he stands in solidarity with their ongoing efforts to protect their ancestral lands against the threats of destructive industrial practices.