Diana Candelejo

As the Covid-19 health crisis continues, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is another installment of our ongoing series we call Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around their studio or highlighting works in progress.

For this edition, we hear from artist Diana Candelejo. ​Diana is an Ecuadorian-American painter, illustrator and social justice advocate. Born in France to Ecuadorian parents, she migrated to the USA when she was four. She attended Newark Arts High as a fine arts major before attending Drew University where she got a BA in Economics followed by The London School of Economics and Political Science where she earned a Masters degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) In addition to her dedication to her art practice, she is also the Director of Anchor Strategy, Social Impact & Community Investment at RWJBarnabas Health, where she promotes economic development in the communities where their hospitals reside.

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