Dayton Castleman, a New Orleans native, received his BA in Art from Belhaven University and his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught as Assistant Professor of Art in sculpture at Trinity Christian College, Chicago, and as Museum Educator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He is currently Museum Manager at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville. He has permanently installed large-scale site-specific artworks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Bentonville, Arkansas, and his work has been seen in exhibitions throughout the United States, in Scotland, and The Netherlands. He lives in Rogers, Arkansas with his wife, Karen, a dancer, and their three children Anastasia, Zoe, and Fletcher.