Vicki Amorose is a writer, artist and arts advocate. She’s the author of Art-Write: The Writing Guide for Visual Artists, which is used internationally by art schools and independent artists. Vicki leads workshops and panel discussions for artists, speaks on topics in contemporary art for colleges and arts organizations and writes for Professional Artist Magazine. Her performance art background in the post-punk era of San Francisco includes the Nuclear Beauty Parlor and the Church of the SubGenius. She appears in the full-length documentary about the SubGenius, premiering in 2019 at SXSW. Amorose received her BA in Art History from University of Michigan and BFA from Academy of Art University San Francisco. She makes her home in Eugene, Oregon, where she worked as a voiceover talent and writer while raising her family. She now advocates for the power of contemporary artists to shape culture and never takes meetings before noon. Amorose credits her creative exchange with Gray Space artists as the impetus to reemerge as a performance artist and claim a space for humor in serious art-making.