Biography

Amalia Amaki (born Lynda Faye Peek, July 8, 1959) is an artist, art historian, educator, film critic and curator who currently resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she has been a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa since 2007. Amaki’s art explores African-American life and culture through the use of photography, inlaid boxes, quilts, and fans. She embellishes these pieces with found objects like buttons, beads, flowers, and bits of fabric.

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