Khawla Almarzooqi (b. 1998, UAE) is a visual artist who works primarily with digital media and painting. Her work focuses on gender, femininity, and philosophy. Almarzooqi’s everyday experiences as a woman are reflected in her artwork, she mixes humor and bright colors into her often grim subject matter. Reflecting the everyday life of Khaleeji women, Almarzooqi draws inspiration from her own life and from conversations with women from all walks of life. Her practice is marked by a sense of childishness, which comes from communicating with and healing her inner child. Almarzooqi is fueled by the desire to master the ability, through painterly technique, to ‘show’ the real anger and emotion that comes with being a woman.