"I knew I was an artist since four years of age." Karen Mortillaro is one of the few sculptors today who is collected both for her figurative work and her illusions. Her attention to detail and high quality craftsmanship is of primary concern to her. But it is her all-consuming passion for her work that most impresses her many collectors.

Mortillaro attended the preeminent Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles on a full scholarship. While studying there she was on the Dean's List and a recipient of the Elsie de Wolfe Fellowship. Most recently she was chosen by the Writers Guild of America to create the awards statuette given annually to writers in television and film.

Over the last 13 years, Karen has been exploring anamorphic art, a concept which has its roots in ancient Chinese and Greek methods and was later expounded upon by Renaissance and 17th Century French masters. Anamorphic art is achieved by putting a distorted three-dimesional object in front of a polished cylinder mirror called an anamorphoscope, thereby creating a reflection of an undistorted object. Her improvements in this field earned her a U.S. Patent.

Karen Mortillaro currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work can be found in both public and private collections and commissions.





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