Arthur Peña is a painter, arts 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 2016-17 Visiting Lecturer in Painting at Southern Methodist University and is currently the 2017-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of North Texas. Peña currently lives and works Dallas, TX.