Karla Monterrosa



+1 (604) 723-6517

Hi! I'm an illustrator and animation filmmaker. I was born and raised in sunny San Salvador, El Salvador. I boldly traded the warm comforts of endless summer to experience cold, rain, and wet feet. Now I live in Vancouver, Canada and I'm currently working at Titmouse.

I graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a BFA in Animation in 2013. My illustrations have been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators West Annual Exhibition and ignored by countless art directors all over the world. My animated shorts have screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, won awards, and never fail to make audiences giggle awkwardly.

I've worked on very cool projects for Titmouse, Inc., Adult Swim, Save the Children, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., the Aboriginal People's TV Network, and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

Feel free to email me to say hi or to hire me!

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Shows & Exhibitions

2017 Feminist Art Conference Residency Open Studios Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2016 Finalist - Hispanic International Children's Art Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV
2016 Hot One Inch Action - Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC
2015 Illustration West 54 Exhibition Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Pop Secret Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 It’s a Sheep Show, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC
2014 Boobies and Wieners: Bigger and Longer, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC
2013 The Show at ECU, Grad Exhibition, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2012 30 Day Drawing Challenge, Galería Exponencial, Escuela de Comunicaciones Mónica Herrera, El Salvador
2011 Deck Show, The Fall Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011 Drawing for Animation Show, Co-Curator, Emily Carr University Library, Vancouver, BC
2011 Daydreams and Nightmares, Anthology / Illustration Gallery Show, Concourse Gallery, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC
2009 Foundation Show, Concourse Gallery, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC
2008 Summer Show, Gallery 31 at the Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC