About Me

Diego Glazer and his paintings

Ever since I can remember I’ve been on a quest to convincingly represent on canvas what I see in the physical world, what I see in my mind's eye, and what I feel. Ideally I'll unlock that beautiful mid point between the three.

I love drawing inspiration from unpredictable places and situations. It could be losing myself in a conversation, listening to an exquisite piece of music for the first time, or the feeling of perfectly landing a skateboard trick. I enjoy trying to tame the difficult medium that is oil paint as much as I enjoy the messiness and accidents that happen while using it. And I've made it a priority to explore many different styles, mindsets and methods of painting that often have little to do with each other.

I want my paintings to transport the viewer to an otherworldly, yet uncannily familiar atmosphere. I want them to be beautiful physical objects in which the viewer can get lost exploring, and ultimately, be moved. Painting has brought me everything from joy, to pain, to intrigue. It has brought me deep confusion at times and a clear vision at others. I can't wait to see where the journey will take me in the years to come


Diego Glazer was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Querétaro, Mexico. He also holds a Swiss nationality, which has exposed him to a variety of cultures from a young age. An emerging artist who explores the never ending possibilities that oil painting offers, Glazer aims to create ambiguous—albeit tangible—atmospheres, tinged with a nostalgic vibe. 


Glazer began his career by taking part in several workshops in Querétaro, including a painting course with Mexican realist painter Ramsés de la Cruz. He then went on to study a bachelor’s in Visual Arts at the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he studied impressionistic methods with Guillermo Guerrero, while at the same time refining other pictorial techniques. 


In 2014, he moved to Florence, Italy, where he completed the three year program in Drawing and Painting at the Angel Academy of Art. Here he learned the academic methods of the nineteenth century French school of painting, which not only proved essential in his journey as a figurative painter but also awoke in him a passion to transmit his vision of beauty.

Glazer has held shows in Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Mexico City. He also won second place in the SantAngel Painting Biennial with his painting “Circumstances”. He currently explores different genres of figurative painting including figure painting, landscape, and still life.

Close up "Selfportrait"

Diego Glazer

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 cm




- Workshop “Principles of Indirect Painting” with Charles Weed, september 2017

- Figurative painting and drawing programme at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence,

  Italy 2014 - 2017

- Visual Arts Bachelors at Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. 2011 – 2013

- Oil Painting workshop with Ramsés de la Cruz, Querétaro, Qro. 2009



- 1st Place in Salmagundi Club Competition "Greenwich Village and Surroundings" NY, New York

- Honorable Mention in ARC Salon Competition, Still Life Category.

- 2nd Place in Plein Air Magazine Competition with "Camino a Thame"


- 2nd Place Winner of the Biennial of Art Santangel, Museum of   Art of Querétaro, Qro

Exhibitions and Workshops


- Solo Exhibition "Tempo" in the Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro

- Invited Judge in "wine Barrel Painting" Competition, Querétaro, Qro.

- Solo Exhibition "Tempo" in Hacienda el Vegil, Autum Gala, Querétaro

- Invited Judge for First Madonari Festival of Querétaro, Qro.

- Collective Exhibition "Tres Visiones" along Raúl Campos and Román Miranda, Querétaro , Qro.

- Invited Artist for "De la Oscuridad a la Luz" Exhibit Organized by
  Fernando Garrido and Raed Bawayah, Querétaro, Qro.

- Master Class for Still Life Painting at the Ducth Atelier of Realist Art


- Collective open air Exhibition “Caminarte”, Querétaro

- Solo Exhibition “Alquimia Visual” in the Temple of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro

- Collective exhibition and Auction “Memorias en Tránsito” in Libertad Gallery, Querétaro

- Collective Exhibition “Conectarte” in Santa rosa de Viterbo, Querétaro


- Solo Exhibition “Naturaleza y figura” privada en Querétaro, Qro



- Solo Exhibition “Evolución” private in Querétaro, Qro

- Solo Exhibition “Evolución” in Club Alemán de la Ciudad de




- Solo Exhibition “Albores” in Morlet Gallery



- Collective Exhibition Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende



- Collective Exhibition, Ciudad Q Inventario Territorial, Libertad Gallery, Querétaro

- Homage to Gerardo Arana, Libertad Gallery, México

- Solo Exhibition, Berlin Bar, San Miguel de Allende

- Two man Exhibition with Raúl Campos, Paessagio de la Nostalgia, Tempo Collective Gallery, Qro

- Collective Exhibition Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende

- Solo exhibition at Berlin Bar, San Miguel de Allende, Gto


- Personal article for AM Newspaper, Jóvenes Emprendedores de Querétaro, Qro

- Artwork and article published in the book “Eight Arms of Inspiration, The Octopus Art Project” by  Jinxi Caddel

- Interview as 2nd place winner in Biennial of Art Santangel 2014, in the catalogue of Santangel magazine

- Artwork plubished in TAR Airline’s Magazine, August 2016

- Personal article for newspaper “Noticias de Querétaro”, for solo exhibition “Naturaleza y Figura”

- Personal article for AM Newspaper, for solo exhibition “Alquimia Visual” in Santa Rosa de Viterbo

- Personal Article covering “Alquimia Visual” solo show in CLASE Magazine of Periódico universal de              


+52 442 674 92 82 - Diego Glazer Art Studio

+52 1 442 255 29 60 - Susana Stump


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