Charlene Lam is a certified grief coach and curator of The Grief Gallery. After her mother died suddenly in 2013, Charlene leaned into her creativity and curatorial instincts to guide herself through grief. Since then, she’s presented multiple international exhibitions featuring the belongings of loved ones lost, including most recently at the London Design Festival in September.
The Grief Gallery spotlights the objects left behind after a loved one dies because these “anchor objects” can be such a powerful source of connection, awareness and healing. Charlene also commissions artwork annually in memory of her mother.
Charlene believes we are ALL curators after a loved one dies, and developed her Curating Grief framework to help people process grief in a creative, accessible way. Originally from NYC, she’s based in Lisbon, Portugal.