Origa is native of Siberia, a history and social science honor graduate from Tyumen State University, and post-graduate school with thesis in Russian history; taught in colleges and universities. In her Michigan home, Origa grows a beautiful garden which leads her to ikebana, sumi-e and haiku. She studied sumi-e and in Chinese brush painting at Michigan State University.Since 2003 her works appear around the world in the leading haikai publications: about 500 haiku&haiga published in 12 countries.
There is also Calico Cat bilingual International Haiku contest founded, organized, conducted, sponsored, judged, and translated by Origa twice a year, with her original sumi-e as prizes.
She illustrates haiku magazines, exhibits in virtual and real galleries; was an artist in residence for the Moonset: Literary Newspaper; haiga editor for Notes from the Gean. In 2008, Origa’s haiga participated in Giken Gallery (Tokyo) exhibition “Issa and world fellows”. Recently her painting “Koi” made a cover for the haiku anthology “Among the Lilies” by Shadow Poetry. Her art is in collections in 19 countries, including the collection of the Japanese Consul General in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a founding editor of Kankodori Press.