Born in Hebei province China in 1963. Wu Ming-zhong is now Associate Professor and Director of the Oil Painting Research Ofice, College of Fine Arts, Capital Normal University. Having settled down in Beijing, in his 40s - an age that has no puzzlement or confusion according to traditional Chinese belief, he's no longer intoxicated by vanity. "Every age has its own texture and this age is characteristic of glass. It is hard, like glass - fragile and breakable." He was a visiting scholar of Liebin Academy of Fine Arts in Russia, and Buffalo State College in the USA. His exhibitions included: "Juxtapositions-Seven Paint- ers
" (Beijing, 1999); "The Academic Exhibition of Beijing Oil Painting" (Beijing, 2000); "Chinese Art Today" (Beijing, 2003); "Wu Mingzhong Painting Exhibition - the visiting scholar of Liebin Academy of Fine Arts" (Beijing, 2004); "Born in China - Chinese Contemporary Art" ( New York, 2005); "37 Basel International Contemporary Art Fair, Basel," (Switzerland, 2006); "The Thermocline - New Asian Waves" (Germany, 2007) etc.