Amal Akhnoukh is a mosaic artist of Egyptian origin. Growing up in an exotic, rich and colourful world surrounded by artisans of all kinds has helped shape her artistic language and influence her style of creation.
Shortly after a B.A. in Business Administration at the American University in Cairo, she began her career as a business woman, during which her creative spirit slowly drove her to explore the world of art. Beginning with pottery classes, followed by painting and drawing classes as well as interior design, she finally discovered the world of mosaics.
Upon her arrival to Montreal in 2010, she enrolled in professional mosaic workshops and courses to perfect her techniques and since then has worked as a full-time mosaic artist.
In May 2014, she launched her first solo exhibition at Gallery Espace in Montreal under the title: “Egypt: 3 Eras, One Identity”.
Back to Egypt, Amal began teaching mosaic art to adults through workshops at different venues in Cairo. With her artistic passion and entrepreneurship spirit, she launched her first exhibition in Cairo on the 19th and 20th of March, 2016 with the same concept. The exhibition not only highlighted Amal’s artwork, but it also promoted her upcoming workshops and community projects. Amal aspires to revive this rich and ancestral art through more exhibitions, workshops and symposiums in Egypt and abroad and give it a place amongst the variety of contemporary art works of today.