Based in Toronto, Amanda Arlotta works as an illustrator to design compelling, conceptual compositions. Known for her realistic technique, she works to develop creative illustrations that innovate and bring out new ideas to life.
Amanda is motivated to create and inspire others through the storytelling of her illustrations. Influenced by various types of media from film, fine art to photography, her creative process explores abstract and surreal ideas. Moreover, her illustrative work aims to interact with audiences as its themes are captivating and relatable.
Amanda is primarily skilled in Photoshop and Illustrator, however could work in After Effects as well to create motioned designs. Amanda paints mainly digitally, with acrylics, oils and could work hybrid to develop compelling illustrations. Motivated in creating a narrative within her art, she is interested in illustrating posters, portraits and story books.
2019 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16, New York, NY | “To Be” - Merit Winner
2019 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16, New York, NY | “Blush Sun” - Merit Winner
2019 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16, New York, NY | “Fame” Series - Merit Winner
2019 Project 31 Illustration Award, Toronto, ON
2019 American Illustration 38, New York, NY | “Never Ever Land” - Winner Selected for The Book
2019 American Illustration 38, New York, NY | “Invasion” - Winner Chosen for The Archive
2019 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Toronto, ON | “In-Bliss” Unpublished/Personal Illustration - Winner
2018 Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual, New York, NY | ”In-Bliss” Top 25 Illustration - Winner
2018 Creative Quarterly 52, New York, NY | "In-Bliss" Illustration Professional - Winner
2018 Creative Quarterly 52, New York, NY | "Renatus" Fine Art Student - Runner-Up
2017 Aboveground Art Supplies Scholarship, Toronto, ON
2016 Currys Art Supplies Scholarship, Toronto, ON
2014 Karl Heinz Wiesen Graphic Arts Award, Toronto, ON
2014 Dante Alighieri Visual Arts Digital Media, Toronto, ON
2014 Dante Alighieri Visual Arts Comprehensive, Toronto, ON
Fame thesis project part of OCAD University’s 104th Graduate Exhibition from May 1-5 2019 at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario
In-Bliss displayed for Creative Quarterly’s “100 Best Gallery Show: NYC” from February 22-23 2019 at 131 Eldridge Street, New York, New York
Interlace part of "The Future of Inhabited Form" exhibition, from the Venice & Florence Study Abroad 2018 program, showcased from November 12-23 2018 at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario
Renatus showcased for the "Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition" from March 20-24 2018 at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto, Ontario
2014 - 2019 OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario | Illustration - Bachelor of Design Degree