Akram was born in September 1962, Tehran, Iran. Having
studied art with several artists, she came to England in
February 1985. She studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art,
Kent Institute of Art & Design (Canterbury) and she
finally completed her Master Degree in Fine Art, Printmaking
at Chelsea College of Art in London in 1993.
Since graduation, Akram has been working as
Artist-in-residence at Ashford School. Her works have gained
an audience, and have been exhibited widely.
The mundane, the day to day, people and their space, What
seems to be ordinary, the old woman walking down the street,
the child and his mother, the particular look on an aged face.
In short, the narrative of people is the source of inspiration
Akram in her Teaching series has taken up the subject of
schooling. The drama unfolds in the description she provides
for that of the teacher and that of the pupil.
1995-99 IFPDA Print Fair at the Armory, New York City, USA,
represented by Pratt Contemporary Art.
1996-99 The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy
of Arts, represented by Pratt Contemporary Art Prints in
Portfolios, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina,
1998 Inspirit, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Kent.
1997 Childhood Remembered, Rye Art Gallery, Sussex. British
International Miniature Print Exhibition, Touring in UK.
1996 Vision and Imagination, The Royal Museum and Art
1995 Selected to represent Great Britain at the 1995
Tallinn Printmaking Triennial, Estonia. Identity, Towner Art
Gallery, Eastbourne. The Contemporary Print Show, Concourse
Gallery, Barbican, London, 1993. 10th Contemporary Art Society
Market 1993, Smith's Galleries, London. Group Exhibition,
Atrium Art Centre, London. Transport, The Mall Galleries,
1992 Fresh Art '92, Business Design Centre, London.
(The insurance value is the same as selling price)
Teaching 1-3 (monotype) £470 unframed £550 framed
Teaching 1&2 (oils on gesso ground) £870 (each)
Portrait of a Woman 1-8 (oils on gesso ground) £475