Born in 1963, Tianjin, who represents contemporary life and his thoughts on world philosophy through the mediums of painting, photography and video art. He has held many solo exhibitions, given lectures in art academies in China and the U.S. over the years. In the 1980s, prior to his graduation from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in the U.S., he studied at the attached high school of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and at the Department ofMurals of the Central Academy of Arts and Design, focusing on oil painting, public art, modern art theory and the ancient civilization of China. Ni Jun’s most recent one-man exhibition, The Deep Blue Sea is on view from November 2016 to January 2017 at the Shanghai Gallery of Art.