Born in Fujian Province. Xu graduated from the Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Fine Arts in 1982 and attended advanced class in Hamburg Art Institute in Germany in 1988. His painting was selected into "6th National Fine Arts Exhibition", "2nd China Oil Painting Exhibition" and attended "The First Shanghai Biennial Art Exhibition" in 1996. Xu held his first major solo exhibition "Vistas: The Art of Xu Jiang" at the National Art Museum of China in 2006. At the same year, the work "Black and White Tiles" attended 10th Venice Architecture Biennale. His selected exhibitions: 2009 "Sprint of Cultural Tradition – China Version", Nanjing; 2010 "Construction Dimension - 2010 Chinese Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition", Beijing; 2011 "Deep Song of the Sunflower Garden - the Artworks of Xu Jiang", Taipei.