Artist, Lila Gemellos, 31, paints murals across the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties for over 7 years. Gemellos’s work focuses on function and client need first, but always appreciates color, humor and responsible messaging in her work.
Lila Gemellos started her own small business over 7 years ago. Lila Gemellos brings her strong San Jose roots to her artistic narratives. Gemellos believes strongly in Art with Function. She wants to find beautiful solutions to life’s ugly problems – like murals that mitigate blight and graffiti, calm traffic or acknowledge the uniqueness in each community. With over 25 years of training, Gemellos employs different styles confidently while distinguishes herself as a visual story teller and a local creative force, applying new paradigms to Art and Business relationships. She seeks sustainable, self-sufficient models for projects that focus on Community tensions. Lila prides herself in being the “bringer of unicorns” – making your vision come to life by listening and asking how to make the mural more meaningful.
After studying Oil Painting at the University of California, Riverside, Gemellos returned to Santa Clara County to begin a career in commercial real estate and property management. Gemellos brings this experience and inspiration to her art in every project and contract. While executing a mural, Lila limits the impact to businesses, allowing them to stay open, by properly masking, blocking off and prepping each project site. Gemellos also enjoys the opportunity to engage the public during the process. Lila Gemellos understands the concerns of her customers, because she’s worked on behalf of landlords and business owners in other professional capacities. Gemellos isn’t timid in tenant/landlord situations, taking detailed notes of everyone’s input first, then designing within the parameters of each personality, the structure and limitations involved.
Hiring Gemellos is a great experience for clients, with detailed contracts, mock ups and easy collaboration. Each project is a joy and an opportunity not taken lightly by this hardworking mural artist. Lila Gemellos has been brightening public and private schools in East and Downtown San Jose, bringing edge and new life to businesses, easing pediatrics patients in offices and adding to people’s dream homes with the murals she paints. Gemellos now looks to take her inspired narratives to the public art scene in the Bay Area. Please see her latest commission at 1133 Lincoln Avenue in San Jose’s Downtown Willow Glen. If you’d like a list of references, please email Lila.
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