Arlen's Paintings from the "Mi Casa Yo Casa" Exhibit (May 2002)


PLACE OF BIRTH: St. James, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • St. Joseph Boys' RC School
  • Newtown Boys' RC School
  • Fatima College
  • John Donaldson Technical Institute
  • University of the West Indies Creative Arts Center
  • Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada
  • CAREER:                                 Arlen gained a great appreciation for the beauty of three-dimensional design and sculpture while enrolled in a jewelry course at the John Donaldson Technical Institute. He later enrolled in an art course and combined all his training to design and make jewelry and collages. He received a one-year scholarship at the Ontario College of Art and Design where he explored a wide spectrum of art, from the traditional forms of sculpture to the electronic medium of videos and computers. His art exhibits include:
    • 1996 - Inter-American Development Bank Design Competition, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
    • 2001 - City Museum, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (with French artist Herve Chambon)
    • 2002 - "Mi Casa Yo Casa," Caribbean Comtemporary Arts, Fernandes Industrial Complex, Laventille, Trinidad
    • 1996 - 1st Place, 2-D and 3-D Mural Design, Inter-American Development Bank Competition
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit