b. 1971, San Jose, CA

Lives and works in Davis, California

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts, University of California Davis, Davis CA, 2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1996

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 A Place in Mind, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2018 Wayfinder, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, Woodland, CA

2014 Transient Nature, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2012 Memory Laden, Yace Gallery, New York, NY

2010 American Pastiche, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

2009 Colonia, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA

2006 Here & There, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

2005 Sea Change, Krause Center for Innovation, Los Altos Hills, CA

2002 Person, Place, or Thing, Center for the Arts, Point Arena, CA

2000 Mexicatessence, Rasmussin Gallery, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA

200  Geography, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999 Inside out, Pangea, Point Arena, CA

Select Group Exhibitions

2016:  

Valentine, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art,  New York, NY

Latino Art Now!  MACLA / Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA

Benefit Exhibition / Art Connects New York, Christie´s, New York, NY

2015

Unearthing Roots, Foraging Self, NARS Gallery, New York, NY    

Faculty Exhibition, KAM / Kingsborough Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY  

Winter Group Exhibition, AHA Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2014   

California Dreaming, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY

Staycation, Ground Floor Gallery, New York, NY

Dime Bag Show, The End is Near, New York, NY

Undercurrents, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA

 

2013

DUMBO Arts, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Stuck / Pop Up, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2012

Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis, New York, NY

Gavel, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

Dexterity, Love and Luxe, San Francisco, CA

Brooklyn Museum/GO, NARS Gallery / NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Recess, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2011

Navigations of the Fantastic, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA

Twenty Six Reasons, Jimmie Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Identity Shift: Migration, Identity, & Belonging, Arcilesi Fine Art & Gowanus Print Lab, New York, NY

Take Me Home, Arcilesi Fine Art, New York, NY Bridges, Trees, Treasure Trails, NARS Gallery / NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

Surreptitious Fondness, NARS Gallery / NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

 

2010

Ready, Set, Create, NARS Gallery / NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

Winter 1 Exhibit Art Basel, Midtown 4 Gallery, Miami, FL

Monotype Marathon, ICA / The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Chicana/Chicano Biennial, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA

 

2008

Tortilla Curtain, Krause Center for Innovation / Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

2007

Relativity, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

Allegory, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

 

2006

Flight Patterns, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

 

2005

Triptych, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

Lux, Encantada, San Francisco, CA

New Faces, Hang Art, San Francisco, CA

 

2004

Slippage: Wording the Thought Bubble, Works San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA

Storytellers, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA

Silent Auction, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA

 

2003

Brown Bag Lunch, Ajax Gallery , San Francisco, CA

Silent Auction, Works San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA

Silent Auction, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA

 

2002

Exquisite Day Project, Plus Ultra Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Panorama, Gallery 69, San Francisco, CA

Evac, Ajax Gallery , San Francisco, CA

 

2002

Between Two Trees, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA

Angel Island, Euphrat Museum, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA

Faculty Exhibition, Euphrat Museum, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA

 

2000

Silent Auction, SMOVA / Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA

The Fortune Cookie Show, Uptown Arts / Artisan Square, Sacramento, CA

 

1999

Keep This Copy For Your Records, Memorial Union Gallery / UC Davis, Davis, CA

Blind Date, Travel Exhibit: UC Davis,CA, UC Berkeley, CA, Manchester, UK Annual Exhibition, Memorial Union Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Los Tres, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

1997

Grupo Ñ Collective Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Day of The Dead: Myth and Fantasy, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1996

San Francisco Open Studio, San Francisco, CA

SFAI Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Three Person Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

Fairs

2014

Fountain Art Fair New York, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2013

Scope Miami, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Fountain Art Fair New York, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2011

Fountain Art Fair New York, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Fountain Art Fair, Miami, Arcilesi Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2008

Affordable Art Fair, New York, Hang Art / San Francisco, CA

Teaching

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Art Department, Kingsborough Community College 2015-present 

Faculty, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY 2010 - 2015

Associate Professor, Art Department, Foothill Community College, Los Altos Hills, CA, 2000-2010

 

Board Membership

Board Member, Art Connects New York, NY  2012-2015

Guest Curator, First Year Space, Parsons The News School for Design, New York, NY 2013

 

Panels, Lectures, Discussions

Guest Critic: Parsons School of Design, Ornamentation / Wallpaper Project. New York, NY, 2014

Panelist: National Chicana/Chicano Biennial, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino- Americana, San Jose, CA, 2009

Juror: FALC Fall Fest Show, Cupertino Art League, Cupertino, CA, 2009

Guest Critic: Cupertino Art League, Cupertino, CA, 2008

Lecture & Tour: Public Mural Commission, San Jose, CA, 2008

Guest Panelist: Allegory, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, 2007

Guest Artist Lecture: Latino Heritage Month Featured Artist Talk/ Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, 2001

Conferences Participating Artist: Southern Graphics Conference, Chicago, Il, 2008

Faculty Search Advisor: CAA/College Art Association Conference, New York, NY, 2006

Faculty Search Advisor: CAA/College Art Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2005

Artist Panel Discussion: Arts Bridge Conference, Irvine, CA, 2004

 

Awards, Fellowships, Residencies

Guest Artist, Monotype Marathon, ICA, San Jose, CA, with Hang Art, San Francisco, CA, 2009

Residency, Pre Neo Press, Redwood City, CA, 2002

MU Scholarship Recipient, UC Davis Arts Bridge, Davis, CA, 2000

AOF Merit Grant Recipient, UC Davis, Davis, CA, 2000

Excellence Prize Recipient, Art in the Redwoods, Gualala, CA, 1995

 

Bibliography

Cara Buckley, “Buddy can you Spare a Studio? New York Times, March 8, 2014

Eryn K. Hylton, “Studio Visit with Jose Arenas” ArtEdgeNYC (blog), June 11, 2013

Joseph Tepper, “Five Brooklyn Artists POP” nydailynews.com, April 20, 2012

S. Paschen-May, “Go Brooklyn Art: Haynes, Bond, Arenas” Two Coats of Paint (blog), September 10, 2012

Kate Singleton, “Artist Crush: Jose Arenas,” Art Hound (blog), May 14, 2010

Nanette Wylde, “A Conversation with Jose Arenas” Whirligig (blog), January 20, 2010

Hang Artist, “In the Studio: Jose Arenas” Hang Art (blog), December 5, 2009

Sal Pizarro, “New Mural Springs to Life in Downtown San Jose”, mercurynews.com, August 5, 2009

Michael S. Grant, “Chicana/o Visions” metroactive. com, July 22, 2009

Hiya Swanhuyser, “Bee Have”, SFWeekly.com, December 31, 2009

MetGuide, “Downtown Art”, Metro Silicon Valley/ Metroguide Arts, Issue Date: July 22-28, 2009

Mary Tinney, “StoryTellers”, Los Medanos Experience, January1, 2004

Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos, CA, Issue Date: June 20, 2003

San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, Issue Date: March 30, 2001

Independent Coast Observer, Gualala, CA, Issue Date: May, 2002

Pacific Union College Review, Angwin, CA, Issue Date: October 7, 2001

Lodi News Sentinel, Lodi, CA, Issue Date: July 30, 1999

 

Publications

A Little Piece of Happiness: Paintings of Jose Arenas, Hungry Button Books, Issue Date: December 2010

 

Collections

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

San Francisco Art Museums, de Young, San Francisco, CA

Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA

Il and Sooim Lee, New York, NY

Foothill College Permanent Collection, Los Altos Hills, CA

Pre Neo Press, Redwood City, CA

Endeman Gallery, Gualala, CA

 

Commissions

Mural Commission, 1st Act Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, 2009

Public Works Mural Commission,  James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA, 2003  

Mural Commission, Accion Graphics, Lodi, CA, 2001

Mural Commission, James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA, 1999