"How to tell your friends you love them by making a tiny tiny zine" for CBC arts. Directed by Joella Cabalu, shot and edited by Josephine Anderson, featuring Emily Bordignon, and produced by Lise Hosein.

"How to tell your friends you love them by making a tiny tiny zine" for CBC arts.
Directed by Joella Cabalu, shot and edited by Josephine Anderson, featuring Emily Bordignon, and produced by Lise Hosein.

 

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hello@karlamonterrosa.com

¡Hola! I’m an animation filmmaker and illustrator. I was born and raised in sunny San Salvador, El Salvador.

In 2009, I traded 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 breach between childhood and maturity, and the awkwardness of the body during these times. My paintings and short films have been exhibited in art galleries all over the Americas, screened in film festivals all over the world, and never fail to make my parents utterly uncomfortable.

I recently did an interview for CBC Arts in a piece directed by Joella Cabalu, shot and edited by Josephine Anderson, and produced by Lise Hosein. It was an honor working with them - and it's also a nice little window into my life if you want to know me better. :*  

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

Shows & Exhibitions

2018 Feminismos Ilustrados (o Ilustrando Feminismos), Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador

2017 Boobies and Wieners, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC
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