Amber Vittoria
Back Talk


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The New York Times Book Review commissioned a piece for the book entitled, "Back Talk" by Danielle Lazarin. The collection of short stories speaks to narratives of women struggling to assimilate their emotional and physical selves into worlds historically governed by men.

How was the illustration used:
In print, The New York Times Book Review

How did you make this work:
In partnership with Art Director Matt Dorfman, our aim for the piece was to visually speak to how women are often critiqued by our patriarchal society for our physical presentation of emotions, specifically facial expressions. The female figure's face is visibly upset, as three male figures are looming above her, monitoring her emotions and physical representation of said emotions.

Commissioner Name :
Matt Dorfman
Commissioner Company :
The New York Times

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