HERSTORY: Amber Vittoria


Last season AIGA Boston and Boston University College of Fine Arts introduced HERSTORY, a new lecture series celebrating and fostering women’s achievements in design. HERSTORY is part of AIGA’s Women Lead Initiative (WLI) whose mission is to empower women in design and advance the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today. WLI aims to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively through programming around three goals: Celebrate the achievements of women in design, Cultivate awareness of gender-related issues, while building knowledge and leadership skills, and Connect by facilitating relationships within and beyond the design industry.

Join us at HERSTORY with 2012 BU alum, Amber Vittoria, designer, illustrator, and One Club Young Gun winner. Amber aims to break the 'ideal physical female' in her work, which she describes as ‘Contemporary and heavily inspired by modern events and perspectives on women, her pieces focus on femininity and the female form, leveraging physical traits such as body hair, overtly extended limbs and rounded features. Over the past few years, Amber traded meticulous attention to detail for more natural, noisy and honest linework, believing the forms more aptly portray woman through a woman’s lens.

Amber is a One Club Young Gun, American Illustration Chosen Winner, and ADC Annual Award Winner. Her work has been recognized by Print Magazine‘s 2017 New Visual Artists – 15 Under 30, It’s Nice That, Computer Arts, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and Man Repeller.

6:20pm – Doors open
6:30pm – Introductions
6:35pm – Talk begins
7:35pm – Q&A
8:00pm – Wrap-up

AIGA Member: $15
AIGA Student Member: $8
Non-Member: $25
Student Non-Member with valid ID: $12

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About the speaker:
Amber Vittoria is an artist working in New York City; her work focuses on the accurate portrayal women within art, and she has collaborated with like-minded brands, such as Gucci, The New York Times, and Instagram, on pieces that further said narrative.

Directions & Parking Information:
Public Transportation: Green Line, “B” train, Blandford Street stop
Parking: 700 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, bostonparking.spplus.com

Presented by AIGA Boston and Boston University College of Fine Arts
Special thanks to Boston University for partnering with AIGA Boston to make this event happens!
Boston University Graphic

Illustration: Amber Vittoria
Graphic: Chiranit Prateepasen

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When & Where
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Boston, MA 02215