Born in 1986 in Inner-Mongolia, China, Wei Xiaoguang gained a BFA from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing in 2010 and an MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2014. He has exhibited in New York, Shanghai and Beijing.
Overcoming the distinction between representation and abstraction, Wei Xiaoguang’s work is deeply embedded in the post “Death of Painting” period. By carefully modulating effects of light, textures and surfaces, his paintings effectively combine multiple visual languages and artistic traditions. He lives and works in Beijing and Shanghai, where he is an instructor for the Institute of Management of Art and Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.