Artist, Activist, and Educator
Hijri 1400-Present (AH); Common Era 1980-Present (CE)
Heba Amin is a university professor, artist, freelance illustrator, web designer, and painter. Ms. Amin’s work has been presented in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, and Washington D.C, and California at various galleries. Ms. Amin was recently commissioned to illustrate the award-winning "Extraordinary Women in the Muslim World", a children's book that profiles women role models from the Muslim World (www.extraordinarywomen.tv). Ms. Amin holds a B.A. in studio art from Macalester College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and an M.F.A in Interactive Design from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Her artistic work addresses the role of the urban environment on human behavior, an interest that was instigated by her upbringing in Cairo, Egypt. She is interested in exploring the use of technology within interactive and real-time environments that relay new perspectives on social, cultural, and political constructs. Ms. Amin’s work can be viewed at: www.hebaamin.com.