Ola Volo (Canada)
Ola Volo is a Kazakh Canadian artist, best known as a public muralist. Her style blends aspects of Eastern European folk art with a focus on pattern and narrative to depict fantasy scenes. Born in Kazakhstan, she moved to Canada with her family at age 10, and studied art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Her work has included neighborhood murals and corporate commissioned work in Vancouver, the Mackey Building in Sudbury as part of the 2016 Up Here Festival, and "Walla Volo" in Montreal's Mile End neighborhood, the largest mural in Canada painted by a woman. She designed the cover art for Matt Mays' album Once Upon a Hell of a Time, and is the subject of the album's song "Ola Volo".
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