Investigating public opinion and contemporary beliefs, Dia uses photography, performance art, and creative writing as catalysts for dialogue while arousing public concern with cultural, social-political, and theological issues.
Dia has studied art in Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. His artistic influences include Martha Cooper, Lynda Barry, and neo-Appalachian art.
photo by Tracy Watts