Stuart Arends was born in Waterloo in 1950, Iowa. He lives and works in Willard, New Mexico. The common element of his entire work is the research, using different techniques, on the infinite possibilities of abstraction and on how to expand and enrich it through his works of art: wax, paper and wood, among others materials used by the artist, are investigated in their ambiguity and physicality through the stratification and the research on the material. His works have been seen in numerous group and solo shows throughout the world and have been acquired by the most important international public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York); the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.); the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and, In Italy, the MART (Rovereto) and the Panza Collection (Milan-Varese). Arends has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.