Su was born in Jining, Inner Mongolia. In 1983, he graduated from Tianjin Fine Arts Institute and acquired his Bachelor degree. In 1989, he graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts with Master degree. Now he is a professor in Central Academy of Fine Arts and the director of the Printmaking Department. With his unique and sedate painting style, Su have been active on the stage of contemporary arts in China and the world since 1989. He has participated in numerous inluential exhibitions in China and abroad. His works are collected by many notable international organizations.