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Ora Xu is a California based Chinese illustrator and painter. Her works represent social and individual struggles to come to terms with the question of what comprises human experience. She aims to deliver obscuring messages through mundane objects. She works in the surrealist style with a highly saturated palette of chromatic color. Her paintings consist of representational creatures in fairytale environments. She works in a wide range of mediums and topics but her works always maintain a meticulously designed and stylish manner.


Ora Xu is a multiple time Hiii Illustration International Competition finalist. She is the author and illustrator of Not about the Earth (published by China Technology and Science Press, 2018). Her works have been shown in Greenpoint Gallery (New York), Trestle gallery (New York), The Clemente Soto Velez (New York), SVA gallery (New York), Sacramento Fine Arts Center (California), Arts Illiana gallery (Illinois) and China International Chemical Industry Fair (Shenzhen, China).