Najla Alqubaisi is an artist, and a teaching Assistant at the Department of Visual Arts in Prince Nora University, Riyadh, KSA .
She grew up in the southern region of Saudi Arabia that has a rich culture, inviting her to explore and interact with a diversity of textures, colors and patterns. Further, being a second generation of a mixed family from the Central and Southern regions of the Kingdom, she is passionate about discovering the comparisons between these two cultures.
Various tones of white and black, with minute contrasting shiny color manifest in many of her artworks, created by etching, aquatint and silkscreen techniques, further combined printmaking with media and new technologies.
Najla is currently pursuing her PhD, researching folk music of the Central and Southern regions of Saudi Arabia. The research focuses on the contemporary art practices that are based on women’s folk songs, created and sung while they worked.