Karla Monterrosa

about

 

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kamontz@gmail.com

¡Hola! I’m an animation filmmaker and illustrator. I was born and raised in sunny San Salvador, El Salvador. In 2009, I traded the warm comforts of endless summer for grey skies and relocated to rainy Vancouver, BC.

I graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a BFA in Animation in 2013. My work is inspired by the tender yet explosive breach between childhood and maturity, and the uncertain awkwardness of the body during these times. My work has been exhibited in art galleries all over North America, screened in film festivals all over the world, and never fails to make my parents utterly uncomfortable.

I've worked on very cool projects for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, SAD Magazine, Discorder Magazine, Ricepaper Magazine, and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre.

I currently work as an illustrator and animator for freelance clients and in the Vancouver animation industry. I also draw a bi-weekly webcomic for Adolescent

Feel free to email me if you'd like to say hi, collaborate on a project, or hire me for freelance work.
 

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