Cecelia Deleon is a visual artist born and raised in Seattle, WA. Working under the alias Mousy DeVilla, she studied Design at Cornish College of the Arts. Ultimately deciding to pursue fine art to explore ChicanX and Pop culture, Devilla utilizes her design background to convey ideas through her 3D installations, paintings, and design work.
Motivated by the rapid growth of her childhood neighborhood White Center, DeVilla created a persona derived from a childhood nickname “Cheeses” later evolved into “Mousy” and combining both parts of her parents’ last names before marriage (DeLeon & VillaReal) as an artistic voice. Currently equipped with a Mac and Photoshop, DeVilla works from her South King County home to create evocative responses of her ChicanX Culture to the current conflicts between The US and Mexico.
In 2018, Devilla was selected for the Ethnic Artist Roster for Seattle’s Arts & Culture with her installation titled Monarch Butterflies:Migration showcased at the Seattle Center Aug 2018- Jan 2019. DeVilla’s work has been showcased at two of the Yehaw exhibitions at King Street Station and Vermillion. While doing art full time, she does attend Colectiva Noroeste’s Pop Up Mercados as a quarterly vendor.