Amira is a multimedia artist working between drawing, printmaking, publishing, and scholarly media.
She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois where she teaches at Columbia College Chicago and a research fellow at the Design Museum of Chicago focusing on design history and the typography of Chicago. Amira is a native of Milford, Michigan where she grew up between traditional American and Egyptian cultures. Amira's experiences navigating between identities, places, and cultures informs much of her work.
Amira has an MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Studio Art and Sociology from Washington and Lee University with Honors in International Immersion. Social science and field research continue to be an important part of her artistic practice, writing, and teaching. She has exhibited her work at the International Print Center of New York, The William King Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center and other venues internationally.