Xia Xing was born in Beijing, China in 1958, and from 1979 he studied painting under the guidance of Jin Shangyi who later became president of the Central Academy. He graduated from oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1988. Then in 1991, he completed the advance oil painting technique courses under the guidance of French realist painter Claude Ewell. Solo Exhibition: 1998 "Beijing: Stories: Oil Paintings by Xia Xing", Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong. Group Exhibitions: 2005-2008 "Chinese Annual Realism Group Exhibition", China; And he had participated in several group exhibitions at Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong from 1993 to 1998, and also in Art Asia 1994 and 1995, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.