Tan Ping was born in Hebei in 1960. Now he is a professor of Chinese National Academy of Arts, doctoral supervisor, and enjoys special government allowance from the State Council. He graduated from the Print-making department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1984 and worked in it. From 1989 to 1994, He was awarded the DAAD scholarship to study at UDK, and received a master’s degree and a Meisterschule degree. He also was the honorary doctor of Kingston University, dean of the Design Institute of China Central Academy of Fine Arts and vice president of CAFA. He is regarded as the leading figure of Chinese abstract art, the pioneer of the contemporary Chinese art design discipline and the promoter of Chinese experimental art discipline.