Anna Ura was born in Paris, France and raised in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. In 1997 she studied at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Though she has worked in mediums ranging from foundry to video, her primary work is contemporary landscape oil paintings. She has exhibited work in galleries in New York City; Chicago; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Telluride, Colorado; Boise, Idaho; Florence, Italy and Ljubliana, Slovenia. She has been awarded numerous grants and her work has been featured in publications including Ten by Ten magazine, and the book Exactly, an 826 publication of children’s stories, illustrated by San Francisco artists. She is currently represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City.