Photo by Natalia Seth
Artist + organizer Ameya Okamoto is a dynamic 20-year-old whose creative work lives at the intersections of art and social justice. Her work has been profiled by Paper Magazine, NY Post, and Hyperallergic among others. She is a 2019 Adobe Creativity Scholar and Laidlaw Fellow, researching the role of protest art in social movements and sustainable beautification. She offers digital downloads of work she’s created in partnership with Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter Greater NY, and is the founder and creative director of IRRESISTIBLE, which she hopes can help artistically support grassroots justice organizations, share anti-racist resources with educators, and most importantly, inspire creatives everywhere to consider art’s role in inspiring social progress.