An honors graduate of Literature and Visual Arts at UWI, and a postgraduate scholar of an MPhil in Literatures in English, Jaime has participated as an Artist-in-Residence in Trinidad, Vermont USA, Hoy, and Arborath Scotland. She has exhibited locally at Alice Yard and Medulla Art Gallery, in the USA and Europe, and at the OXO Gallery in London, the World Bank USA (About Change Project and the 1 in 3 exhibition on Domestic Violence), and at Real Art Ways, Connecticut.
She received art grants from the Reed Foundation ( New York ), Prince Claus Fund ( Netherlands ), ROSL (London), and twice from The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (Trinidad). She was short listed for an art travel grant from the Commonwealth Foundation in 2009. Local companies that have assisted her creative endeavors include the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, Atlantic LNG, and BPTT.
Jaime has produced documentaries and videos, winning special mention for the best locally produced film at the TTFF film festival in 2009 (BURY YOUR MOTHER) and her film SUPER ME will be in the upcoming 2016 festival. Her videos were also included in international film festivals.
Lee Loy’s literary fiction has been published by the St Petersburg Review (Monsters), Akashic Books, NY, (Bury Your Mother), and Tongues of the Ocean’s Six-Word Stories. Her art appears in International and local academic publications including ABOUT CHANGE, SEE ME HERE, and SMALL AXE.
Lee Loy has curatorial experience from ‘TOUCHING’, a digital exhibition on domestic violence at the UTT (2009), and is currently writing a novella, entitled ‘Fine and Loose Rope,’ while producing a Docu-Art video ‘What Next?,’ documenting work by US sanctioned countries in the response to the Guggenheim’s ‘PLAY’ project with You Tube.
In 2012 she launched SUMMER HEROES, an arts-based charitable programme that incorporates art therapy approaches and creative development in children, and produced a supporting docudrama for the program entitled SUPER ME in 2014/2015. She formed a creative business in 2011 ‘Trinidad Home Studio Ltd’, and launched IMAGINATION KEEPSAKES, a series of children’s stories that are sold both as published books and as customizable keepsakes.