Arnoldo Vargas received his BA from UCLA in fine art in 1999 and his MFA in Photography and New Media from CalArts in 2010. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with his most recent exhibition "Police and Thieves" at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. IL. Solo exhibitions include "Puttin' Brie on the Chrome" at the D300 Gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA., Stardust at Space 47, San Jose, CA., Welcome Wilmington at Monte Vista, Highland Park, CA., and Artifice Orange at Slanguage, Wilmington, CA. His work was featured inTan Legos de Dios at Galeria Autonoma, UNAM, in Mexico City, Museo de Anthropolocura, curated by Guillermo Gomez-Pena, the Wight Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA., and the Main Gallery at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is a grantee of the Michael Jordan Foundation, and a recipient of the Gelman Trust Scholarship for graduate studies. He is a native of Wilmington, California, where he currently teaches advanced placement art and photography at Banning High School.