Leila Khoury has developed a body of work that reveals an ongoing interest in cultural heritage, nostalgia, and memory. Recent projects have specifically focused on the ongoing conflict in Syria and the cultural and personal destruction such conflict can bring. Khoury is a Cleveland based artist currently studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After receiving her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015, Khoury opened ZAINA Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio as an artist-run project space. In addition to her curatorial efforts, Khoury has exhibited her work in The Sunroom, The Cleveland Collection Gallery, Data Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art and Article Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio); The Vandal and The Trimont (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Gallery CA and La Bodega Gallery (Baltimore, Maryland); and Sadeer General Trading (Kuwait City, Kuwait). In 2015, Khoury completed a commission for The Syrian Garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.