Diego Roberto Irigoyen studied Art History and Art Education at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). His thesis investigated why we value the impractical art object. In 2014, he designed a course on ambidextrous development in penmanship and drawing. He taught at CSUSB for two years.
In 2016, Irigoyen executed his first gallery installation and performance, Gestural Recollection. In 2017, he began teaching in federal prisons and his work there culminated in an art teacher training for long term and life sentence inmates. In 2018, Irigoyen self-published a book on his course, Creative Brain Training, and presented his work internationally at the Transcultural Exchange.
Irigoyen is currently the Education and Collections Coordinator at the Roberts and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, and the Media Content Manager for The Little Gallery of San Bernardino.