Amelec Jaalam Diaz (b.1990 Mexico) is a Phoenix based interdisciplinary artist. His work explores intersections of identity, Pre-Columbian cultural history and contemporary cultural products. Amelec received his AAFA from Phoenix College as an Eric Fischl Scholar. He has received Juror’s Choice award in the National League for Innovation in the Community College Student Art Competition (2012). He received a first place award in painting and in sculpture from the Phoenix College Annual Juried Student Show (2013), where he was also awarded the Eric Fischl Vanguard Award (2013). His work has been featured at the Association of Joteria Arts and Activism’s national conference (2012) and has shown in group shows at the Phoenix Art Museum (2011, 2013), R.Pela Gallery (2013) and Legend City Studios (2013).