RAiR | 1983-84, 1987-91 Director
Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Stuart Arends (1950- ) moved to live and work in Willard, New Mexico, after serving as the Director of the RAiR program from 1987 to 1991. He received a BA from Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison in 1974 and his MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles in 1981. By 2017 Stuart participated in about one hundred solo and group exhibitions in the United States and in Europe, exhibiting regularly in Italy. His work is in many public collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berlingieri Collection, Italy; Kramarsky Collection, New York; Microsoft Corporation; Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland; Palazzo delle Albere, Italy; and The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.