Faculty

Amira Hegazy

 

Amira Hegazy
Adjunct Assistant Professor
ahegazy@uic.edu

MFA Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA Sociology and Studio Art, Washington and Lee University

Amira Hegazy creates prints, drawings, collages, animations, and interactive experiences that manipulate popular and recognizable forms of image-making to produce art that addresses political and social issues. She currently lives in Chicago though she is a native of Detroit where she grew up between traditional American and Egyptian cultures. Amira’s experiences with racial and gender-based discrimination inform her work and motivate her activism. 

Amira works as an artist, researcher, educator, and designer. Her work has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, the William King Museum of Art, and other international venues. Amira’s research and community development project in conjunction with the Design Museum of Chicago focus on the typography of Chicago as it relates to community identity will be part of the Art Design Chicago 2024 platform. She is the proprietor of aMirror Studio where she creates prints, graphic design solutions, and publishes collaborative artist books.