Charlene Eckels - Bolivian American Artist


Bringing together folklore and historical memory, Charlene tries to illustrate the complexities of cultural identity. Every piece of artwork she creates contains Bolivian dialogue.


The contrast and blending of cultures sharpened her sociological view. A foreigner’s view with native references expands her pictorial language and perspective of cross cultural social dynamics she has been emerged in.

Bolivian-American Charlene Eckels was born and raised in North Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and mainly resides in Los Angeles, California.

Eckels has travelled extensively and lived in several different countries, which has proven to be an incomparable asset in her ability to grasp diverse cultural concepts. She’s even survived a plane crash in the Amazon jungle.

Currently, Eckels is an internationally recognised Bolivian artist and a member of the Sindicato Boliviano de Artistas en Variedades. She creates works geared towards promoting Bolivian culture, the most recent of which is a bilingual colouring book.

Recent Exhibitions

2018 May fly 17 Guerrilla Play Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

2018 Busan International Environmental Arts Festival, Busan, South Korea

2018 Yongsan International Arts Festival, Seoul, South Korea

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