Was born in 1969 Tirana, Albania where graduated in 1993 from the Arts Academy, Painting Department.
His first solo exhibition “Angels” was in 1994 in Ioannina, Greece. He counts many solo and group exhibitions in Greece, Italy, France, USA.
Orion Shima’s work from the early nineties is gradually pervaded by the seductive theme of the fairy tale. All of his stories are stories of a lonely man, who only through the uniquely precious experience of art, who tells through painting his fairy tales teeming with naked youths, sated by their tender years, with greeny blue waters, helpless fawns wandering in the forest, woodlands and clearings crammed with trees and multi-colored foliage, snow-covered landscapes in the deep of winter nights.