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Shirley Guo is a 2D animator, illustrator, and multimedia artist currently based in Los Angeles, CA. She is also known as Shirfine, an award-winning independent musician who has received over 440,000,000 plays of the hit song Illusionary Daytime on NetEase Music as of Dec. 2021 and massive streams across all music platforms. Since July 2020, Illusionary Daytime has been on Shazam Charts Top 50 & Top 200 worldwide for months.

Under the pseudonym Shirfine, Shirley has been managing everything about her music since 2011 and got several nominations and awards. Four years later after receiving her B.E. in Digital Media Technology from Central China Normal University, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a storyteller and director with her enthusiasm for animations and films.


During the year when Shirley was working on her thesis Island, a 2D narrative animation, for her M.F.A in the U.S.A., she also delved into experimental art. By utilizing optics, she created Project Haze to seek the potential between science and art. Her first experimental film Re- has been screened at and caught the attention of major festivals such as Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Film Festival.


As a multi-talented artist, Shirley explores diverse ways of creating art aiming to tell the outer world about what she experiences, sees, and thinks, how she feels, and who she is. Expressing, creating, and loving are the whole meaning of her life.

Awards & Honors



  • 2019 Albums: over 100,000,000 streams on NetEase Music (as of Sep. 2019)




  • 2013 Informally released single Sweet Lies (Mar. 05, 2013): over 220,000 plays on



  • 2012 Imaginary Kiss (Oct. 26, 2012 to Nov. 02, 2012): the 3rd spot of Sina Weekly Charts (Vol.35) and the 6th spot of Sina Weekly Charts (Vol.36)


  • 2010 First Prize in the Logo Design Competition for the Seventeenth "Challenge Cup" Debate Competition of CCNU


       Animation Film Festival | Montreal, Canada

  • 2021 Re-: Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)


  • 2020 Out of All: 20emerging | Gallery Q Rochester, USA

  • 2019 Gyrfalcon: Art Out | Bevier Gallery Rochester, USA

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