Aurora Pettinari York (b.1982, Milan) is a textile artist and embroiderer, working primarily with a XVII century raised embroidery technique. Her work is rooted in mythology, a collective archive of stories, products of our creative imagination when confronted with the mysteries of nature and life. If myths exist to be perpetually torn down, embroidery, like mending, is an enchantment that restores durability and relevance to these stories, connecting the tangible and the invisible with needle and thread to make something new.
A Goldsmiths graduate with a background in Classics, she trained in historical hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework with a craft scholarship from QEST. Aurora has exhibited internationally, including group shows at the V&A in London and MUDEC in Milan, as well as collaborative projects with architects and fashion designers for London Craft Week and Milan Fashion Week.