Alex Kittle is an illustrator, art historian, and film fanatic based in Somerville, MA. She graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Art History, focusing on modern and contemporary art, going on to be assistant director at Uforge Gallery in Jamaica Plain, and a buyer for the ICA Store in Boston.
Since 2010, she has been developing her art practice inspired by film, teaching herself digital techniques and creating her own movie poster designs. Today, she is an independent artist whose work encompasses posters, portraits, pins, stickers, and zines related to various niches of pop culture. She has collaborated several times with the Brattle Theatre, designing enamel pins for Suspiria and Jim Jarmusch as well as a tote bag for their Tilda Swinton Retrospective.
Her major project since 2018 has been devoted to women filmmakers, creating portraits and zine biographies as a way to share their stories and works in an accessible way. She also co-hosts a monthly screening series and discussion group called Strictly Brohibited, which highlights women-made films in a welcoming community for women and nonbinary audiences. She plans to continue using her artistic and social media output to promote lesser known and disenfranchised filmmakers and artists in ways that can reach wider audiences.