Danny Arenas was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Son of Cuban parents. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University. After living in Miami, Florida for a number of years he moved to New York in 2008 with great enthusiasm to photograph there. After working as a fundraising telemarketer at the New York Philharmonic and a bike messenger he relied on his B.A degree and returned to the work as a case worker.
His work has been exhibited in Miami and in New York. In 2008 he participated in Miami Art Basel with a large sculpture piece. He continues to photograph everyday.