Shirley Guo is a 2D animator and Illustrator currently based in Rochester, NY. She is also known as Shirfine, an award-winning independent musician, who has received over 200,000,000 plays on NetEase Music as of January, 2020.


By using Shirfine as her musician name, Shirley has been managing everything about her music since 2011 and got several nominations and awards. Four years later after receiving her BE 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. Currently, she’s working on her thesis “Island” to gain her animation MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. 


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 love are the whole meaning of her life.

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Albums: over 200,000,000 streams on NetEase Music (as of Jan., 2020)

  • 2020 "Illusionary Daytime": over 160,000 comments on NetEase Music (as of Jan., 2020)

  • 2019 "Illusionary Daytime": Spotify Official Vietnam Viral Chart Top 50 (No.26 on Oct. 24th, 2019) with over 430,000 streams as of Jan., 2020

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

  • 2014 Be nominated for Musicians of the Year at 2014 Douban Abilu Music Awards

  • 2013 Musicians of the Year at the 2013 Douban Abilu Music Award

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

  • 2012 Be nominated for Albums, Songs, and Musicians of the Year at the 2012 Douban Abilu Music Awards

  • 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


  • 2020 20emerging | Gallery Q Rochester, USA

  • 2019 Art Out | Bevier Gallery Rochester, USA

© 2019 Shirley Guo (Shirfine). All rights reserved.