Mariela Pillay is a visual artist and architect currently based in Seattle, Washington. Using acrylic painting and charcoal drawing as her primary medium, her work explores synesthetic relations between color and place, texture and sound, transparency and remembrance.
Born and raised in Chile, Pillay is a self taught abstract painter. Having graduated from an architecture school that placed great emphasis on art and poetry, her academic training in architecture has played a fundamental role in her artistic development.
While Mariela has been creating art in various forms for the past 12 years it was not until 2015 that she decided to begin displaying her work publicly