Ola Volo (BFA, Emily Carr University) is a Canadian Mural artist and illustrator from Kazakhstan with a distinctive style drawn from folklore, multiculturalism, and identity. Her intricate works bring animals, people, architecture, and nature together to articulate diverse stories rich with symbolism and elaborate forms. Ola creates complex narratives that acknowledge the subtleties of human nature while celebrating the little surprises of everyday life.
Her work is internationally recognized for its inventiveness and unique stories; every character is full of spirited personality and inhabits a dynamic environment. Her practice lends itself often to the public realm, with many of her murals helping to shape and beautify spaces across the world. As well as creating commissions for a wide range of international clients including Starbucks, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, and Volkswagen, Volo also finds time to do gallery artwork.