Pilar Mehlis

Faculty - Art

Pilar grew up in La Paz, Bolivia until, at the age of twelve, her family moved to Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada. There she attended junior high school and had her first painting lessons in Haines, Alaska they lived and painted with artist Sherry Takala at her studio "Noah's Art" during the summer of 1985.

At the age of 17 Pilar moved back to La Paz where after graduating high school she started attending the Academy of Art "Hernando Siles" and later enrolled in the Fine Arts program at Universidad Mayor de san Andres.

Halfway through their studies she once again moved to Whitehorse and eventually found her way to Victoria, BC, enrolled in the Visual Arts program at the University of Victoria and obtained their BFA double majoring in Visual Arts and History of Art in 1998.

In 2001 Pilar moved to Vancouver, B.C. and have been living and working in this beautiful city since.

She pursued further studies at the former Art Academy of Vancouver, Langara College where she attended painting classes with Paul Chizik, at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, USA where they studied drawing and painting under Juliette Aristides and most recently she has been blessed to be mentored by master sculptor David Robinson. 

Pilar has been exhibited in La Paz, Bolivia, Victoria, B.C, Vancouver, B.C., Kelowna, B.C.  and Calgary, A.B.