Diego H. Rodriguez Carrion (Diego Hiromi) was born on July 26, 1995 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Diego studied at the Atelier San Juan under the guidance of artists Luis Borrero and Amber Lia-Kloppel, studying “Old Master” techniques in drawing and painting. In 2017, Diego earned his BFA with a painting concentration at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). While at PAFA, he won numerous awards and prizes, such as The William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship, The Woodmere Art Museum Purchase Prize, The Pennsylvania Governor's Award, The Don Sabath Award, The Sylvia G. Wexler Memorial Award, and the Frances D. Bergman Memorial Prize. Diego has also participated in group exhibitions at PAFA, The Woodmere Art Museum, and at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.