Francisco Pena-Castro

Francisco is an illustrator born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His recent work consists of exploring and personifying everyday objects and places found in the borough of Brooklyn. He loves to create multiple narratives in a single picture plane to capture the organized chaos of the city, along with intricate details and texture to capture the viewer’s attention. Francisco aspires to become situated in the fields of Illustration, graphic design, and as a tattoo artist. In his free time, he loves to skateboard, ride his bike, and be around his three cats.


2014 - 2018
High School of Art and Design, New York, NY

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
B.F.A Communications Design

Grants & Awards

2018 - The School Art League Society of Illustrators Scholarship
2023- Manhattan Graphics Center Spring 2023 Artist Scholarship


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