Rios' fine art has been included in more than 500 exhibitions in the USA, Asian, and Europe. He is work is featured in a number of Museum Collections including the Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, CA.; Museo National De La Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico, and in public collections including tthe San Francisco Mission Cultural Center, C; Harriet Taubman Gallery, MD; and the Irish Arts Council, Belfast, Ireland.
Rios has illustrated a number of books including The First Detective by Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Lostalot by Stephen Chormicle.
Rios is a frequent speaker and conducts a series of very popular workshops including the Sacred Heart/ Mask Making in the Mexican Tradition in Berkeley, CA, and Mask Making for Carnival in San Francisco, CA.
Ancient myths and legends dance with topical issues to inspire the intricate art of Diego Marcial Rios. He creates explosions of color and texture in paintings, maij;oijoijo;ijo;ijo;ijsks, woodcuts, and book illustrations. Inspired by Latin history including Aztec and Mayan symbols, Rios celebrates life, explores death, and confronts social and economic justice issues relevant today. His fanciful and provocative style is honored around the world and in museums including San Francisco’s Legion of Honor. Rios works daily on new pieces. After three decades, he continues to be a low profile but highly respected treasure in the art world.