As the daughter of a jewelry designer, Aram Amini was raised in constant exposure to the arts and developed a passion for painting early in life. A first-generation Iranian-American, her hard work and academic path led her to healthcare management in New York. Though it was both a promising and lucrative career, she was unable to ignore her desire to create. With the encouragement of her husband, she undertook a massive leap-of-faith and decided to fully throw her life at painting. Her work has since grown and evolved as she’s explored various styles and techniques throughout the years.
Aram mostly works out of her studio in Austin, Texas. Her largest source of inspiration comes from empowered women who express through fashion, as well as various fabrics, textiles, runway shows and fashion editorials. She takes into consideration how her art would differ if she instead lived in Iran, a country where women today are governed to hide their beauty and limit their style. With this in mind, she embraces the beauty of women in her art and portrays how they play an essential role in fashion.
"I love trying out new techniques and starting a different look with each collection. This continuous change makes it incredibly enjoyable for me to look back at my pieces and see how my work has evolved throughout the years. I also tend to get lost exploring other peoples works, both established and emerging, reading about their stories, looking at their studios and picturing how they work in that space. I take a little piece of every artist I study with me, and try to bring it into my own work, in my own way."
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