Amanda Arlotta

Based in Toronto, Amanda Arlotta works as an illustrator and fine artist 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 cover designs. 

 

 
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awards

  • 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  • 2019 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Toronto, Ontario | “In-Bliss” Unpublished/Personal Illustration - Winner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, Ontario

  • 2016 Currys Art Supplies Scholarship, Toronto, Ontario

  • 2013 - 2014 Karl Heinz Wiesen Graphic Arts Award, Toronto, Ontario

  • 2013 - 2014 Dante Alighieri Visual Arts Digital Media, Toronto, Ontario

  • 2013 - 2014 Dante Alighieri Visual Arts Comprehensive, Toronto, Ontario

Gallery Exhibitions

Upcoming

Past

education

  • 2014 - OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario | Illustration - Bachelor of Design Degree