Title: Ma' Ma' Tu
Medium: Mixed media
Size: 24" x 14" x 12"
Akins received her BA in Art History and her MFA in Printmaking from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. She creates autobiographical interpretations of everyday life as seen through the eyes of a feminist with grey hair. She is interested in work that tells a story and celebrates passion, and she is open to new ways of seeing the same ol' thing.
Her work is found in many collections including: Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; World Bank of America, San Francisco, California; Boston Printmakers, Boston, Massachusetts; Red River Museum, Moorehead, Minnesota; University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas; University of Wisconsin, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Valley National Bank, Phoenix, Arizona; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Sonya's, Odessa, Texas.
Her selected exhibitions include: Review, D'Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, 1993; Promises of Glass, Rebarn Center for Art and Spirituality, San Antonio, Texas, 1993; Objections, Primary Object Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1993; Senses Beyond Sight, D'Art Visual Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, 1993; Churches, Honky Tonks, and Angels, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993; Trail of Tears, Firehouse Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1992; Promises of Glass, The 1991-1992 Vistas Series, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 1992; Healing Hands, Lubbock Fine Arts Center/ D'Art Visual Arts Center, Lubbock and Dallas, Texas, 1991; Stories in a Bottle, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas, 1990; Roses in the Cactus Garden, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas, 1990; and Stories From a Storm Cellar, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas, 1990.