Stuart Arends work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Villa Panza, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, MASI Museo in Lugano, the Tucson Art Museum, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the Werner Kramarsky Collection, and the Lannan Foundation. His work has been written about extensively in exhibition catalogues and publications such as THE Magazine, VOGUE Italia, Art in America, Tema Celeste, The Washington Post, Artribune, The New Art Examiner, ARTnews, Artforum, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Brooklyn Rail.
The artist received his MFA from Los Angeles’ Otis Art Institute in 1981. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2013), a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Grant (1991 & 1990), and a Roswell Artist-in-Residence Grant, RAIR Foundation, New Mexico (1983). Arends was born in 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa and currently resides in New Mexico.