Anna Ephraim grew up in Blayney (country NSW). After studying visual arts at the University of Newcastle, she moved to Melbourne where she now continues to practice. Anna has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Newcastle and Melbourne and has received a second (2003) and third prize (2005) in the South Australian Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Her current work explores identity, classification, and recognition of Australia's endangered and extinct species. Attempting to familiarize the unfamiliar, depictions of lesser-known "icons" of the Australian landscape such as the rare Chuditch have been the focus of recent exhibitions.