Mariella Zevallos, a native Peruvian, moved to San Francisco in 1987. She began painting as a child, and has studied art in Peru, Venezuela and the United States. While her passion lies in acrylic painting, she loves experimenting with photography and collage, which are also incorporated into her work. Mariella’s exposure to such an abundance of culture is reflected with the rich palette she uses in her surrealist representations of nature and people.
Mariella has participated in several juried selected exhibits. Her work has been shown at The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, The Consulate General of Peru in San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Hispanic Contemporary Art, The City of San Pablo Civic Center Gallery, and The City Arts Gallery at City College of San Francisco. Mariella had her first solo show on July 2004 at Market Street Gallery in San Francisco. Mariella is currently a member of Artspan San Francisco Open Studios and San Francisco Women Artists.