Master Sculptor, Karen Mortillaro is one of the few sculptors today who is collected not only for her figurative work but also, for her illusions. Mortillaro has an all-consuming passion for her work, achieving remarkable distinction that collectors find astonishing. The care to detail, craftsmanship, and quality is of primary concern to her. Over the past thirteen years, Mortillaro has been exploring anamorphia. A concept taken from the past-from the Chinese, the Greeks, the Renaissance masters, and the 17th Century French-and brought it to the 21st Century. She literally has lifted the image from a flat page and made it a truly three-dimensional form.
"I knew I was an artist since four years of age," says Mortillaro. She attended the preeminent Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, California, where she was on the Dean's List, a full academic scholarship, and recipient of the Elsie de Wolfe Fellowship. She is also listed in Who's Who and has been awarded a United States patent for her illusion work.
In 1995, Mortillaro was selected from ten eminent sculptors to create the Writers Guild of America award statuette, an annual award given to writers in film and television. Her work can be found in both public and private collection, and commissions.