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.
In conjunction with the Design Museum of Chicago, Amira initiated a research and community development project that focuses on the typography of Chicago as it relates to community identity. The program is scheduled to 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. Her work has been exhibited at the International Print Center New York, the William King Museum of Art, and other international venues.