Kenwyn Crichlow (TT, b. 1951) is a painter, arts leader, and educator with a studio practice in Curepe, Trinidad. His paintings are in the permanent collection of the Barbados National Art Gallery, Barbados; Mervyn Awon Collection, Barbados; and the Central Bank Museum, National Art Museum, and Republic Bank Art Collection, all in Trinidad. The artist received a MPhil from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (2019); BA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK (1978), and a Teacher’s Certificate from Mausica Teachers College, Trinidad and Tobago (1972).
His paintings were exhibited in a solo presentation with Diane Rosenstein Gallery at Independent 20th Century, New York City, NY (2023), and in solo shows at Y Gallery, Port of Spain, TT (2013-2022). Select group exhibitions include First Caribbean Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1992); Caribbean Art Now, Commonwealth Institute, London, UK (1986); Caribbean Artists Today, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (1990), Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, curated by Samella Lewis, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL (1995-97), Season of Renewal, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, The Museum of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (2012), among others.
He is the Board Chair of the National Museum and Art Gallery, TT (2019-2025) and the founding coordinator of the Visual Arts Program in the Department of Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, TT (1968 – 2016). Crichlow’s writing, lectures, and contributions as juror both of fine art and carnival have had significant impact on the arts in the Caribbean.