Amirra Malak is an Egyptian American artist living in Oregon while also inhabiting spaces between cultures, countries, geographies, and identities. She feels most at home in liminal spaces, especially in the natural world and is interested in using light, pattern, movement, time, sound, and visual sensation to create meditative healing experiences. Work includes drawing, painting, textiles, meditative video, interactive and immersive video installations, and curated online spaces. She is currently exploring bridging past and future through the combination of ancient craft and modern technologies in video and textile installations inspired by Egyptian Khayamiya tent applique.
Amirra shares her belief that humans are makers and creators by nature with her two children and her high school students in Hood River where she has been an art teacher for twenty years. She strives to create equity and access to college level art curriculum for all students through building and maintaining an inclusive AP art program at Hood River Valley High School and serving on the Hood River County School District Equity Committee. She also served on both the Arts Academic Advisory Committee and the Advanced Placement Art & Design Development Committee for the College Board. She was awarded the College Board Regional Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for her equity work within the AP Art & Design program.