Past Resident

Nick Peña

Nick Peña is an American born Memphis-based visual artist and educator known for creating paintings and installations that question the ever-changing psychological landscape of America. Peña’s works deconstruct the notion of the American home as a symbol of stability by juxtaposing our collective hopes and dreams within a fragmented and shifting landscape.

“I’m interested in the American Dream, the history of landscape painting, and the effects that ‘cultural ideals’ have on both our environment and our national psyche. Persistently researching these topics has led me to create landscapes built on dichotomies: past and present, representation and abstraction, analog and digital, and stability and instability.”


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