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Carlos Arriola, born Carlos Alberto Arriola Monjes on February 2, 1966 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The son of a professional artist (Victor Arriola Sr.), Carlos and his siblings were constantly encouraged to express themselves creatively. Under his fathers tutelage, Carlos began painting at an early age. He first began exhibiting his art work at the early age of 13, where he sold his first painting. His early success motivated him to become a professional artist.

Carlos's father promoted his study of the great masters of art, especially from the Renaissance period. His strongest influences are Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael Sanzio. These masters influenced an academic touch to his style and technique. He has always experimented with different styles, which shows in the unique accents in all of his works. As many masters have, Carlos shares the idea that art and human creativity truly have no boundaries.

Carlos with his kids


Carlos is the son of Master Artist Victor Arriola Sr. His father founded the Arriola Art’s Academy and is an Internationally-known Portrait artist.

He was born into a great family tradition of artists, with an identical twin brother, Guillermo Arriola, and his younger brother Victor Arriola Jr. who are all professional artists.

Carlos is also the father of Thais Arriola; he has personally tutored and managed the development of his daughter's promising young art career.


Carlos owns and operates his own Art Gallery, Galeria Carlos Arriola, located in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10am to 6pm, featuring works from the entire Arriola family of Artists. Visits can also be arranged outside of normal business hours by appointment.

Carlos also exhibits realistic works in his fathers Gallery, Galeria Arriola, which is also located nearby in Guatemala City.

Please visit our Contact Page to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Media / Articles

Review: Paintings by the Arriola family by Dan Grossman - Nuvo Magazine
4 of 5 Stars

Penny Worley Auctioneers Conducts Online Auction of Coral Gables Corporate Art Collection with Noted Miami, Cuban-American and Latin-American Artists

Alhambra Towers brochure - Art & Inspiration
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