Arlo is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe and the eldest son of internationally known artist Dan Namingha. Arlo was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. Growing up with his Native culture he started carving Katsina Dolls at an early age. Working from commissions, in his early twenties, he started producing wood sculptures and now works in wood, clay, stone, fabricated and casted bronze. His focus changed to his art career with recent exhibits in both the Southwest and East coasts. His works are included in many museums and private collections along with U.S. Embassies.