Born and raised in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Selina Akter developed a love of art at an early age. She obtained her first bachelor of fine arts degree, emphasis in drawing and painting, from the National University of Bangladesh in 2000.
At present, she is working towards her second bachelor of fine arts degree, emphasis in drawing and painting, at the University of Colorado Denver. She received several awards including “Honorable Mention” at the CU Denver Juried Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery in 2014 selected by juror Jacquelyn Connolly, “Second Place” at Coors Light South Plate River Feast arranged by REI and Greenway Foundation in 2014, and Community College of Denver President’s Award in 2010 for her work ‘Self-portrait.’ She has also participated in several solo and group art exhibitions in Bangladesh and in Colorado including solo exhibition at the British Council, Bangladesh in 2001 and Group exhibition at the NEXT gallery in 2011. Her paintings are currently displaying in the College of Art & Media Advising Office Gallery.
Most of her works are abstract in nature inspired by Abstract Expressionist modern master Jackson Pollock as well as from her Indian Sub-continental tradition use of decorative art. Her works are an attempt to explore her dreams and hopes that she experiences through her eyes and mind from living in two totally different cultures; her native land where she grew up and the Western culture in which she is now living.