"April Werle is a narrative painter, whose works investigate how culture is internalized and negotiated as a mixed-race person. 

Influenced by her Filipino heritage and multicultural upbringing, Werle's works explore themes of mixed-race identity, family, and belonging. She reimagines memories and shared family stories, skillfully capturing the nuances of body language, particularly through the expressive use of hands.

Her paintings have been exhibited at notable venues, including the Holter Museum of Art, Missoula Art Museum, and The Other Art Fair Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in publications like New Visionary Magazine and Kapwa Magazine.

Werle is an advocate for multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue. She has been invited to speak about her work, including a keynote speech at Montana State University with the Asian Student Interracial Association.

April Werle has received recognition for her contributions including a WESTAF BIPOC Artist Fund Award, as well as an ARPA Grant and a Strategic Investment Grant from the Montana Arts Council.

Currently based in Missoula, Montana, she continues to explore cultural identity and heritage through her art."



Created on June 7, 2024
211 Ryman St, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
Hunted by Al B. Fein.

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