Tan Genxiong, living in Shanghai, graduated from the People's Liberation Army Beijing Institute of Fine Arts Art in 1983. He is now as an Professor teaching at the East China Normal University School of Art. He has worked with the media of oil painting for many years, and recently exploring the new media for his artistic expressions. His works has been exhibited in internationally and in a number of major exhibitions in China. He is also an art critic and actively participate the local art debate on contemporary art trends and art education in Shanghai.