Flaca

Jose Arenas

Flaca

Cochinito

Jose Arenas

Cochinito

Bendita

Jose Arenas

Bendita

Flora

Jose Arenas

Flora

Ruby

Jose Arenas

Ruby

Picado

Jose Arenas

Picado

Califa

Jose Arenas

Califa

Geografias

Jose Arenas

Geografias

Bio

New York-based artist Jose Arenas creates works that explore dual identities, personal ritual, migration, and the displaced feeling that occurs from growing up in both California and Guadalajara. He combines decorative patterns, culturally-assigned symbols, and familiar abstract forms to create an emotionally resonant narrative that remains open to interpretation. Arenas received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute (1995), and an MFA from UC Davis (2000). His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and he teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Kingsborough College.

Video featuring Jose Arenas

Parts & Labor

Video by Martha Traer

Promo video for Luna Rienne Gallery's three-person show Parts & Labor featuring Reuben Rude, Bill Zindel, Jose Arenas opening October 25, 2014.

Past Show

Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor

October 25, 2014 - December 1, 2014

A three person show featuring new work by Reuben Rude, Bill Zindel, and Jose Arenas.