Ye Yongqing, born in Kunming, graduated from painting department of Sichuan Art Academy. He is a pioneering artist who was part of the Sichuan School of artists. He has spent much of his career painting portraits of birds, one with jagged, clever lines. He also has focused in recent years on creating colorful collages. But for years he has been better known as a curator, arts events organizer and artist community booster. He is a close friend and colleague to artists who worked in Western China, particularly Sichuan and Yunnan. He lives in Beijing and Kunming currently.