Arthur Peña is a artist, educator, and writer. He is the co-founder of Deadbolt Studios, founder/director of experimental art space WARE:WOLF:HAUS, roving music venue/music label VICE PALACE, and national curatorial project One Night Only. Peña received his Post- Baccalaureate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. He was the 2016-18 Visiting Lecturer in Painting at Southern Methodist University and is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of North Texas. Peña currently lives and works Dallas, TX and maintains a studio in the Bronx, NY.