Aurora Pettinari York (b.1982, Milan) is a textile artist and embroiderer.
Her work is rooted in mythology, a collective archive of soul-baring stories about humans colliding with other humans, animals and gods. She creates isolated, lonely figures longing for connection and disconnected narratives, both specific and open ended, part of a larger ongoing tale.
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.