Socorro Q. Diamondstein began art classes at the age of ten at the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. In 1970, she graduated with a double major in political science and art from the University of Texas at Austin and studied at La Sorbonne in Paris in 1970–71. In 1972, while attending Sophia University in Tokyo, she studied Sumi-e technique under Shutei Ota. In the early 1980s, Diamondstein continued her work as an artist in Chicago through activities sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. Diamondstein has exhibited in Chihuahua, Mexico; Austin; Chicago; Tokyo; Paris; and El Paso, Texas, where she resides.