With a career stretching back more than 50 years, Peruko Ccopacatty is an internationally-renowned artist who received the United Nations Society of Writers and Artists Award of Excellence in 2003 for a life’s work of social relevance. He has exhibited his work in New York, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, California and New Mexico, as well as in his native Peru. His sculptures and murals have been commissioned around the country, including New York, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont and Utah. His studio is located in West Kingston, RI and he has shown his work throughout Rhode Island, including several exhibitions and his own gallery on Block Island.
Originally from an Andean village on the banks of Lake Titicaca, Ccopacatty is from the indigenous Aymara culture, and his work often reflects those roots. He is revered back home in Peru as an international ambassador for Aymara culture and created a nonprofit library/cultural center to document and preserve its art and traditions.