Born in Mountain View, California, Andy Diaz Hope earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Engineering from Stanford University’s joint program with design—collaborative programs between the engineering and art departments. Diaz Hope creates work that seeks to offer alternative viewpoints to the mainstream media out of a desire to foster dialogue and critical thought. His work encourages exploration of both the physical and intellectual world. Most recently, Diaz Hope has created a series of Beautification Machines in an effort to neutralize extreme partisan media channels and create a reflective environment using live feeds from FOX news and MSNBC.
In 2017, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco commissioned Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope to create The Woulds, a multi-media installation for the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid. Diaz Hope has exhibited internationally in venues such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY; the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO; the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia; and the London Crafts Council, London, England. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and 21c Museum Hotels. He lives in San Francisco and has been represented by Catharine Clark Gallery since 2005.