Amber Vittoria

Nov 7th, 2017

Amber Vittoria


Amber Vittoria is an illustrator living and working in New York City. Her pieces focus on femininity and the female form, leveraging physical traits such as body hair, overtly extended limbs, and rounded features.

Her work has been recognized by Print Magazine‘s 2017 New Visual Artists – 15 Under 30, It’s Nice ThatComputer ArtsHuffPostTeen VogueMan Repeller, 20×200, and she is a 2017 Young Guns 15 winner.

Tell us about the images that we’re featuring?

My work is rooted in femininity and the female form. Through rounded blocks of color and thick, hairy strokes, it works to break the societal expectation and assumption on women in both the physical and emotional realm.

How does social media affect you and your art?

Leveraging social, specifically Instagram, enables me to share my work with women I may never have the chance of meeting in person.

How do you determine if a work has been a success?

If the work has the ability to resonate with me after completed.

What was the worst reaction you have had to your work?

Mens’ hesitations towards my honest depiction of women tend to lean towards the negative, but taking said feedback to open a dialogue about how women have been held to a specific trope societally/ how said trope must be broken, changes the feedback to become a learning opportunity.

What can’t you leave home without?

My sketchbook and pens.