Born in White Rock, Cara Guri graduated from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2011 and has completed music and fine arts studies at the University of British Columbia and Bishop’s University.
In 2013, Cara completed a graduate level painting residency at Columbia University in New York. In her current painting practice, Cara draws from art history and traditional genres to question and explore contemporary notions of identity.
She has received many awards for her art, including the Takao Tanabe Scholarship, the Brissenden Award, and the Bishop’s Undergraduate Prize in Visual Arts. She is currently shortlisted for a publication called "100 Painters of Tomorrow” with Thames and Hudson.