Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaitlyn Mahoney, Amelia Giller, Audrey Lee and Xoana Herrera.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kaitlyn, Amelia, Audrey and Xoana. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We all met while working at an awesome design/animation studio in downtown Los Angeles called Buck, and we started Get it Girl together in early 2017 as a way to create more personal work that would spotlight our female experience. To us, it is important to have a voice and to keep developing it, and by collaborating together in a collective we were able to create a fun environment to freely try different styles and methods that appeal to us, and explore topics that excite us or mean a lot to us. What makes us particularly unique in our industry, aside from being a female-forward band of women artists, is that our voices represent experiences of women from all different cultures and parts of the world. Xoana and Kaitlyn are the clear case as expats from Argentina and Australia respectively, but Amelia’s Jewish/Texan upbringing and Audrey’s first generation Korean/American background also bring a great range of diversity to our collective work (and conversations!)
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has actually been a fairly smooth road so far! We are approaching the one year anniversary of our collective and with that, we have a lot of ideas for how we want to move forward! Aligning on our individual visions for our collective’s future growth could be a challenge we will have to face, but unlike all challenges, this is one we welcome! What’s most important to us, for now, is to continue to motivate one another and have fun creating evocative art.
Please tell us about Get it Girl Collective.
Get it Girl works on independent and commissioned pieces for anybody who is excited to see and support feminist art. We love to work on projects, and in mediums, that spark our interest and take us out of our comfort zone. Currently, we’re seeking commissions for murals and illustration/design proposals for local Los Angeles businesses. We’re also looking forward to hosting our first gallery exhibition where we will feature all the monthly themed art the collective has created over the past year!
We are incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to put together during 2017 – the work, the community and the friendship has been beyond anything we initially imagined. We’ve had such an outstanding community response to what we’ve been doing together that we really wanted to involve other inspiring female artists in our industry too. So, in September Get it Girl introduced our monthly guest collaborations, an ongoing project where we invite artists we admire to collaborate on our monthly themes! So far we’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with two outstanding female illustrators; Justyna Stasik and Daiana Ruiz, both of whom we all adore so much and who blew us away with their amazing talent. We’re really excited to work with many artists through this project, foster a space for bold feminist art, and make more friendships as we go along!
- Website: http://getitgirlcollective.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getitgirlcollective/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getitgirlcollective/
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