Hana Akram is a Kurdish artist who depicts a range of personal narratives on large scale canvases. She explores questions of identity and nationalism through stories from her upbringing and personal experiences. She makes paintings that blend abstraction and figuration and considers the works of Cecily Brown and Willem de Kooning to be major influences in her own practice.
Akram is currently based in Dubai where she works as a full time artist. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design in 2016 but gradually shifted her focus to be on her art; which is why she continued her studies to recieve her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design).