Diego Espaillat is a sculptor whose work is concerned with forged narratives around objects and interrogating genealogical fictions.

Born (1994) in New York City, He graduated from Lyme Academy College in 2017. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Artist Statement

My creative interests stem from my upbringing in New York City, my connection to the Caribbean as a vistior and through heratige and the desire to participate in artistic traditions like craft and community engagment. I engage with the laborious paper-mache mask-making process learned from artisans in the Dominican Republic.


Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, 2013-2017


Solo Shows

“Cada Cabesa es Mundo” - Flux Factory - Long Island City, NY 2021

Group Shows

“Pal Patio” - Calderon Gallery - New York, NY 2022

“Shape & Color” - New World School of Art at Dade County College 2021

“Ceno Group Art show 1.” -  98 Orchard - New York, NY 2019