Diana Mangaser was born January 1983. She grew up on the coast of California. She has degrees in art and architecture from UC Berkeley and Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught undergraduate & graduate courses in art history, art & design fundamentals, digital design, humanities and architecture. Her studio and residence is in Newburgh NY, where she works in collaboration with the Newburgh Community Land Bank on Artist in Vacancy and other creative initiatives to address vacancy and abandonment within the city.