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Richie Peña

Thoughts Between Spaces

Richie Peña Master of Fine Arts in Art Thesis Exhibition

Welcome to Richie Peña's online showcase.

Artist Statement 

Thoughts Between Spaces
By Richie Peña

Thoughts between spaces

Linking subconscious to the cognitive
Divine guidance awaken true intentions

Through shifting veils of colors and comforting shapes
A sacred space emerges

Grounded with harmony and rhythm
To balance and scale the forms that establish

A gentle composition
To rest the eyes

Ink and paper marry time and time again

A sanctuary for resting thoughts
A shelter that gives refuge

Thoughts that breathe a gazing vessel
and alleviates bad ideas turned good

Thin sheets of revered windows and doors

Portals that link us together
Tethering ourselves to safety

We all have thoughts with spaces in between
Moments of reassurance

With pious figures
Radiating through shrouds

Of enlighten scenes

About the Artist

Richie Peña grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and lives in Irving, Texas. He received his B.F.A. in 2017 from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. Richie has exhibited nationally, including exhibitions in Texas and Massachusetts. While at the University of Dallas, Richie was the graduate assistant to gallery director Christina Haley for two years and worked closely with artists on their exhibitions. In his last year he served as graduate assistant to printmaking professor Steven Foutch in the art department. Richie will leave the University of Dallas with a Masters of Arts and a newly completed Masters of Fine Arts in Art. His focus has been on printmaking and Richie's process involves crochet elements and cut fabric pressure printed onto mulberry paper. The color palette references cathedral stained glass, the scattering of dawn and dusk sky, and the shifting of seasonal pigments. You can follow Richie on his Instagram account @richieepena and see more of his work on his


For all the images in the exhibition visit here. 










We come in three


mono-print, chine-collé, oil ink on mulberry paper, 14” x 11”











Near and far...


mono-print, chine-collé, oil ink on mulberry paper, 13 1/2” x 12 1/2”



















mono-print, chine-collé, oil ink on mulberry paper, 11 1/4” x 17”
















In the sea...


digital rendering, 16 1/2” x 24”
















Soft Spirit


mono-print, chine-collé, oil ink on mulberry paper, 12” x 17 1/2”


art steps 

See Richie Peña's Virtual Exhibition on Art Steps by clicking above image.  

For all the images in the exhibition The Space Between Things visit here