Carlos Arnaiz was born in 1948 in Buenos Aires, where he studied at the Manuel Belgrano School of Fine Arts. Between 1978 and 1996 he lived in Madrid and Hamburg. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Since 1968 he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in different national and international institutions, Including a solo exhibition the MACLA, Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art, La Plata, in October 2014. In 2007 he received the Second Prize at the National Argentine Hall in the drawing category. And 2015 he received the Second Price at the National Argentine Hall in the painting category.
He had exhibited his works in the best Argentine´s galleries and Museums, such as Ruth Benzacar, Bonino, Art Hause, Wussmann Gallery, Jorge Mara La Ruche Gallery, Palais de Glace and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. He has also had individual exhibitions in international galleries and such as Del Castillo Gallery (Spain), Nuevo Espacio Gallery (Spain), Sennesael de Wulf Gallery (Belgium), Atrium Galerie (Spain), Penth Hause Gallery (Italy), Mellemfolkelig Samvirke Galerie (Denmark), Forum Ara Gallery (Sweden), Eberhard Hirsch Gallery (Germany), Amsa Gallery (Germany), Faerber Gallery (Germany).
His work is part of several important private collections and many public institutions feature his works such as the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.
He has participated, and continues to do so, in many international fairs: ArteBA (Contemporary Art Fair of Buenos Aires), ARCO (Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid, Pinta Art Fair, New York, ArtRio (Contemporary Art Fair of Rio de Janeiro); SP Arte (Contemporary Art Fair of Sao Paulo), Art Basel Miami Beach and Art Basel Hong Kong.
He has been honored with the following awards in Visual Arts:
2015 First Prize in Painting, Salón Nacional, Buenos Aires.
2007 Second Drawing Prize, Salón Nacional, Buenos Aires.
1980 First Prize in Painting, Zamora, España.
1978 First Prize in Painting, Benson & Hedges, Buenos Aires.
1975 First Prize in Drawing, Marcelo de Rider, Buenos Aires.
1974 First Prize in Drawing, Joan Miró, Barcelona.
1974 First Prize in Painting, Marcelo de Rider, Buenos Aires.