JAIME LEE LOY is an honors graduate of literature and visual arts at the University of the
West Indies, and the recipient of a postgraduate scholarship for an MPhil in Literatures in English.
A contributing artist to Galvanize (September 2006), she has participated as an Artist-in-Residence in Trinidad (CCA 2003), the
USA (Vermont Studio Centre 2007) and Hoy, Scotland (Triangle Arts Trust 3 islands workshop 2008), and in the Exhibition ‘Rockstone and Bootheel’ at (2009). Real Art Ways, Connecticut
She received art grants from The Reed Foundation (
New York), The Prince Claus Fund ( Netherlands), and The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company. She was also short listed for an art travel grant from the Commonwealth Foundation in 2009.
A young single mother, she produced the documentary Pro-test (on young, unmarried mothers), as well as the videos Madam, Unease, and Bury Your Mother, (named after her short story published in the Trinidad Noir anthology (August 2008). Her videos have been included in both local and international film festivals.
A member of the three- artist collaborative: The Collaborative Frog, she produced two short videos ‘Bruise’ and ‘The Burial’ for the La Fantasie installation (February 2008). Prior to this in December 2007, she collaborated with artist Nikolai Noel on ‘200 Drawings’ at the Alice Yard Space,
‘Roaches and Flowers: War in the Home’ (Photography) and ‘While you were sleeping’ (Performance), are Lee Loy’s most recent investigations. She recently curated 'TOUCHING', a digital exhibition on domestic violence at the
(UTT), in March 2009, and will be exhibiting with the World Bank in their 'About Change' project. She is currently writing a novella, entitled 'Fine and Loose Rope.' University of Trinidad and Tobago