Aura is an author-illustrator and designer based in New York City. She has an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Aura’s debut picture book, Gloria’s Voice, was published in March 2018 with Sterling Publishing. Her second book, The Illustrated Feminist, will be published in 2020 with Abrams. She loves to draw, paint, design graphic images and make books. She is inspired by vintage ephemera, fashion design, political posters and theater. Aura creates art in a range of media including watercolor, gouache, pencil and digital. Her art combines figurative sensibilities with whimsical playfulness and lots of color.
Originally from Jerusalem, Aura loves to travel and has lived in Berlin and Buenos Aires. She now lives in New York City with her husband and daughters. Currently, her publishing clients include: Sterling, Abrams, Scholastic and Chronicle Books.