Born in Beijing, China, 1955. Hong Ling graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Beijing Normal College in 1979. In 1985, he entered the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and currently holds the position of associate professor there. His oil paintings have been exhibited in the first and second annual exhibition of "Chinese Oil Paintings" and the "1994 Critics Nomination Exhibitions." Hong has won many awards for his art. A solo exhibition was held in Hong Kong in 1995. He also participated in the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. His work is found in the public collection of the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.