Tan Ping, born in Chengde, Hebei in China, is an artist and educator who currently serves as a professor in the Chinese National Academy of Arts.
Tan Ping graduated from the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, studied in Germany in the late 1980s, where he earned a master's degree and a Meisterschule degree. He also received Doctor of Honor from Kingston University, UK.
Tan Ping served as president of the School of Design in the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts, and he became vice president of the same institute in 2003. In 2014, he was appointed as vice president of the Chinese National Academy of Arts.
Tan Ping is known as the leading figure of Chinese abstract art, pioneer of the contemporary Chinese art design and promoter of the development of Chinese experimental art. In his 40 years of artistic practice, Tan Ping has always been exploring multiple fields such as painting, printmaking, multimedia, and design. He joins the many nodes of contemporary art into one through his ceaseless changes and powerful creations.
Tan Ping's artworks were collected in many significant institutions including:
National Art of China, Beijing (China); Portland Art Museum, Portland (USA); Ludwig Museum, Aachen (Germany); Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (China); Museum for Modern Visual Arts, Kolding (Denmark) and more.