Born in Changsha, Hunan, China. Lei Shuang is currently a professional artist at the Henan Sculpture and Painting Academy. She majored in Chinese and graduated in Henan. In 1989, she enrolled in the Central Academy of Fine Art for studying oil painting. From 1991, she began to hold solo exhibitions and flowers were her main subject matter. In Chinese Art, flowers are the very familiar subjects. But Lei Shuang endows them with profound depth and subtlety, giving us a new perspective. Lei Shuang's flowers are pre-sented to us in a seemingly simple tableau that causes the viewer to pause for thought. A beauti-ful vision to be enjoyed, Lei Shuang's flowers also have the power to make one contemplate about larger issues in life. Public collections:National Art Gallery (Beijing) and WCA (USA).