Pablo Diaz

Instructor - Continuing Education

Pablo Diaz

Pablo Diaz (b. 1983, Camagüey, Cuba) is a mixed media painter living in New York. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2006 where he currently teaches drawing and mixed-media courses in the Outreach Program. Additionally, he is head technician for the school’s Letterpress Studio and is the acting director for the Summer Art Intensive Program. In 2016, he received the Kossak Travel Grant to study fresco painting in Pompeii and the Convent of San Marco. In 2018, he received an MFA degree from Hunter College.




  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.