Julian Peña [Japanese-Dominican-American visual artist, °1985] earned his B.A. at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Peña is best known for his signature style influenced by anime and his playful yet menacing acrylic paintings with decorative techniques using computer-aided technology. Common narratives explore themes of identity while casting eccentric avatars, often inspired by video game culture. Peña lives and works in Seattle, WA.

Peña intends on using this time in his residency developing a new body of work as he seeks new challenges utilizing new art tools and innovation in techniques.  Starting Jan 18, he will be working with Karen Fischer and her Painting I and II classes at Summit High School on art projects that will culminate in an exhibition of student work in Old Masonic Hall in April.

Meet the Artist:

Arts District Campus Crawl: Saturday, January 21st 5-8pm

Open Studios 2-5pm

  • Friday: 1/13, 20 + 27, 2/3, 10, 17 + 24, 3/3, 10, 17 + 24
  • Saturday: 1/14 + 28, 2/4, 11, 18 + 25, 3/4, 11, 18 + 25


To see more of Julian’s work, visit his website and follow him on social media.

Website: www.julianpena.com
Instagram: @jpenastudio
Facebook: @jpenastudio