Arely Peña is from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and Houston, Texas. She holds a BFA from the University of Houston and received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. Her work explores and develops a theoretical framework of greyness as a proposal for liberation. She works primarily through sculpture, installation, language and pleasure. Peña likes to inhabit the unfixed, opaque and in-between spaces through her work. She has exhibited in Houston with Blaffer Museum, Lawndale Art Center, Rudolph Blume Gallery, Hardy & Nance Studios, among others; and at Charles Addams Gallery and Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arely lives and works in West Philadelphia with her cat Sol, in a home with open skies.