Meet The Artists
Amplifier designs and distributes art that engages people in the creation of a more equitable and sustainable future. For the We the Future campaign, Amplifier partnered with artists Kate DeCiccio, Shepard Fairey, Munk One, and Rommy Torrico to create portraits of the ten young leaders.
Kate DeCiccio (she/her) is an Oakland/D.C.-based artist focused on using portraiture for counter-narrative and storytelling. Informed by her experiences as a mental health counselor and teaching art in high schools and prison settings, her process centers the people she paints as collaborators with agency in how they are portrayed.kdeciccio.wixsite.com/k8deciccio
Shepard Fairey (he/him) is one of the most recognized and prolific street artists in the world, beginning while he was a student at Rhode Island School of Design with his 1989 “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker and subsequent OBEY GIANT art campaign, and more recently the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama. He collaborated with Amplifier in 2017 to create the iconic We the People artwork and works to generate powerful symbols of integrity and hope in the face of hate.obeygiant.com
Rommy Torrico (they/them) is a queer, trans, undocumented artivist born in Iquique, Chile, raised in Naples, Florida, and currently based in New York City. Rommy has been involved in the (im)migrant rights struggle for years and infuses their work with personal experience and stories their community shares.www.rommytorrico.com