Born in Zhejiang, graduated from the Central Fine Arts Institute Attached Middle School in 1967, presently is Beijing Art Academy's specialty painter. Since 1980, Ai Xuan work has attended the national art exhibition many times, won an award at the 1981 2nd session of national youth art exhibition. He participated in the 2nd session of Asian fine arts in Japan, the 18th session of international fine arts in Paris in 1986, and received honors from both. He went to US in 1987 to hold a solo exhibition and to study. His works deeply attains the high praise; commentaries appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Christianity word newspaper and the Art News magazine. Art News called described him as "a rising star", "United Press International" also made the correlation report. In 1998, he returned to Beijing, his works besides collected by the Chinese art museum, also collected by private collectors and museums in US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Canada and Japan.