Malak Mattar is a 20+-year-old artist and Palestine refugee from the Gaza Strip. She is known for her Picasso-like expressionist faces and abstract designs. What was originally a form of coping and self-expression, became her passion and livelihood, and one that has been appreciated by people far beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip. Since her first watercolor, she has produced hundreds of paintings, which have earned her international recognition. Her paintings are featured in Jerusalem, Spain, Turkey, Costa Rica, India, and the United States.