Ameena Khan is a mixed media artist in the Tampa Bay area. Born and raised in Gainesville FL, she received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. After working as a consultant and research scientist for several years, a move to Tampa prompted Ameena to pursue her passion: creating art. Trading her calculator for a paintbrush, she has been exhibiting her paintings in galleries, museums, and festivals since 2010.
Ameena is passionate about creating opportunities for others to express themselves through the arts. She regularly leads group art activities, directing people in the creation of collaborative paintings. Her goal for these sessions is to encourage participants, whether friends or strangers, to connect with one another in creating something beautiful together. Ameena is also experienced in teaching art in school settings. She was the elementary (2014-2017), secondary (2015-2017), and IB art teacher (2016-2017) at the American Youth Academy, and will be joining the Universal Academy of Florida this fall (2019) as their K-12 art teacher.