Xing Junqin was born in 1960 in Shouyang, Shanxi Province, PRC. In 1979, he joined the PLA army. In 1989, he graduated from the PLA Academy of Arts with an undergrad diploma. In 1993, he graduated from the Oil painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). In 1997, his solo exhibition entitled "New Realistic Works on Military Themes" was held at The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). and His artworks received the gold medal award at both “The New Work by PLA Artists” and “The Nationwide Show of The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of The PLA” exhibitions. In 2000, he was invited to make an art survey trip in Europe as a member of the Chinese Artists’ Association. In 2001, he represented China as an artist attending the International Creation Camp in Hanoi, Vietnam, which was organized by UNESCO. His work was awarded the top prize. As early as 2002, he was among the first group of artists setting up studios at the 798 Art Zone and received Mr. Annan, the former UN Secretary General, the Austrian Chancellor and the Minister of Culture, President of the Art Foundation of the USA, President of the Italian Arts Foundation and Secretary General of the Australia-Asia Council.