Caley Pennington works in a variety of media as a way to explore and initiate connections between individuals she knows and strangers that view her work. She spent her formative years in a small southwest Arkansas town where she created meaningful relationships that would fuel her passion for exploring the complexity of human emotion throughout her career. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Arkansas and achieved a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She went on to pursue her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Carolina with an emphasis in painting. While in South Carolina she taught art courses at the University of South Carolina and at Coastal Carolina University. Currently residing in central Arkansas, she teaches art courses at Arkansas State University-Beebe and at National Park College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States.