Mary Anne Arntzen was born in Riverside, California and currently lives in Baltimore, MD. In 2004 she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting from Boston University, and in 2010 earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2013 she mounted a solo exhibition with ICA Baltimore. Her work has been shown in California, New England and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has completed residencies at the Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Arntzen teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University, and the Community College of Baltimore County and is a member of the ICA Baltimore advisory board.