Mae Vitali is an illustrator and seamstress from Oak Park, Illinois. Her work uses playful imagery and bright colors and primarily focuses on themes of family and memory. She uses art as a tool to explore different areas of her life that would otherwise be difficult to articulate, often creating pieces to cope with trauma or anxiety. Though much of her work is autobiographical, she wants the viewer to experience their own connection with her art and be transported to the world she creates. Along with participating in community group shows at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Mae has also exhibited at FDC Studios, The Martin, Fulton Street Collective, and the Harold Washington College Library. She is taking time off from school to focus on forging her own path in the Chicago art world. She currently lives and works in Ukrainian Village.