Diana Madriaga was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her BFA in woodworking and furniture design from the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA from California State University Los Angeles in sculpture. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She has exhibited work in Rhode Island, New York and California, including public works exhibited in parks. She also has work that is part of the permanent collection at American Museum of Ceramic Art.