Fang Lijun, born in Handan city of Hebei province in 1963, graduated in Printmaking at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. After graduated, he started his professional career in yuanmingyuan artists' village. He has been appointed as Ambassador for Peace since 2012 for a term of two years for the Peace and Development Foundation, United Nations Development Programme, and also has been hired as dean of Contemporary Research Center of China National Academy of Painting on Aug. 14, 2013. now works and lives in Beijing.
To date, Fang Lijun has held almost 50 solo exhibitions in major art museum in both East and the West. His participation includes the Venice Biennale and Sǎo Paulo Biennial, and his works are collected by The Museum of Modern Art (USA), Centre de G. Pompidou (France), The National Gallery of Australia (Australia), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Germany), CP Foundation (Indonesia), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Shanghai Art Museum (China), Guangdong Art Museum (China), He Xiangning Art Museum (China), as well as other major art collection agencies and private collectors.For his outstanding influence in the realm of art, Fang lijun has been invited as a visiting professor in more than 20 universities