Born in Yinchuan, China, graduated in fine arts from Ningxia University and completed advanced studies in China Academy of Art. He currently lives in Ningxia. Mao Tongqiang had held different solo exhibitions in France, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai. His early works based on Death Profile and Fashion Wig, two series of thinking that correspond to each other, daring to get rid of tradition to reveal the pain, the disquiet and the cruelty that had been concealed. He had been through so much sufferance, lived and witnessed pain and impermanence. He's almost destined to create tragic works rather than comedic ones. He had explored innovative painting styles, and is quite treasured by international market and collectors. He's also very internationally profiled, and indeed contains capability as a modern artist.