Alejandro Diaz (b. 1963, San Antonio, TX) began his artistic career in San Antonio and was one of the original founders of Sala Diaz. He was first recognized nationally by making and selling cardboard signs, which he called “Mexican Wallpaper,” in Manhattan in the late 90s. Since then, he has expanded and elaborated on his commentary of contemporary consumer culture through his use of everyday material. Incorporating signage, glitter, cardboard, cookies and postcards, he questions the divisions between high and low art by intermingling their conventions. His artwork is equal parts deadpan humor, political activism and public intervention, all of which comments on the class and racial divide found between his native South Texas and Mexico.