Echo Chai (Zixuan Cai) was born in Beijing, China. After graduated from Peking University with B.A. in 1988, she moved to Melbourne in 1989, living in Eltham till now. Echo is cosmopolitan with many influences through her artistic life as a writer, an artist and a photographer in both Australia and China.
She wrote columns in the Chinese newspapers in Australia for more than 15 years. She published her 2 books, <Melbourne, the Illusion of the Century> (2003) and <Shatter> (2011). She was a teacher, teaching Chinese as second language; and was an editor of ‘China View’ (an English newspaper with Chinese background).
By learning oil painting from highly commended artist Fu Hong, Echo had her 5 solo exhibitions and many group shows dealing with galleries around national wide. Echo is keeping creating her own art world by her special words and pictures.