Ana Elena Garuz

Sin Título, 2024


She is a Panamanian visual artist. She currently dedicates herself mainly to abstract painting. She has participated in various individual and collective exhibitions in Panama, Latin America and the United States.

In her mostly abstract works, she deals with introspective and visceral themes. Throughout her career, she has experimented with the use of various techniques and the use of various supports. One of the most important characteristics of her as an artist is the use of organic materials, such as human hair and horse hair, and materials that resemble body fluids.


  • Honorable Mention in the Second Art Biennial of Panama, 1994.
  • First prize in the Ron Bacardí National Young Painting Contest, 1995.
  • Honorable Mention in the National Painting Contest organized by the National Institute of Culture, 1995.