My dad Ahmadjan Amini, is an artist. When I was a little kid, I used to paint with him in the basement and he would say, "Maren, you're going to be a great artist one day!" And that's what I wanted too.
Why does art matter to you? Why might it matter to the world?
Drawing simply makes me happy and I become unhappy when I don't draw. Through illustration and art, people can be inspired to think and mobilized to act. But art can also support and heal.
2021 World Illustration Awards, longlist selection
2021 American Illustration 40, the Archive selection
2020 Category Consumer Magazines, German Society for Nutrition
2019 Winner of the competition for successful patient brochures of the Netzwerk Patienten- und Familienedukation e.V. and the University of Witten/Herdecke
2019 audience award „der Meefisch“ children´s book competition
2016 silver medal 9. international „Grafikatur“
2013 „LeadAward“, bronze medal in the category: newspapers, contribution of the year (die ZEIT)
2011 best project of the year, mdm-sponsorship award
2010 „Red Dot Design-Award“, category: illustration