Syrian painter and arts professor, Mualla obtained a diploma in Visual Communication in 1981 and continued his education in Paris at the National School for Decorative Arts. Mualla returned to Syria and taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus University for just under a decade. His works were presented in solo exhibitions as well as group exhibitions in Syria and internationally. Ahmad Mualla is recognized as one of the leading Post-Modern expressionists in the Arab world. Known for his monumental and theatrical paintings and masterly use of color, his career began with figurative painting but he is equally famous for his calligraphic artworks.