Ye Yongqing was born in 1958 in Kunming，Yunnan Province in China. He graduated in 1982 from the Oil painting department of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing. He is a professor at the Ye Yongqing was born in 1958 in Kunming，Yunnan Province in China. He graduated in 1982 from the Oil painting department of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing. He is a professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.
His work has been exhibited in many cities in China, Singapore, Europe and the US. Ye Yongqing’s recent solo exhibitions include：OVERGROWN GARDEN – Ye Yongqing 2016, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2016; OVERGROWN GARDEN Sequel – Ye Yongqing, LONGMONT ART PROJECT, Shanghai, 2016; Gilded Age – The Wanderings of Ye Yongqing, Asia Art Center, Beijing, 2015; Ocher Stone Album: Ye Yongqing’s Recent Works, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu,2012; Ye YongQing Broken Flow, Yuz foundation, Jakarta, 2011.
Important Group Exhibitions include the Global Art Center Foundation: Culture, Mind, Becoming, Pallazo Mora, Venice, Italy, 2013; Martell Artists of the Year 2012, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2012; CHENGDU BIENNALE, Chengdu, 2011; Thirty years of Chinese Contemporary art 1979-2009, MinSheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2010; Collision—Experimental cases of contemporary Chinese art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2009; Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2002; Chinese Oil Painting in the 20th Century, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2000; French Modern Art Expo, Grand Palace Fine Arts Museum, Paris, France, 1990; China Avant-guard, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 1989.
His work is in several public collections including The National Art Museum of China, Guggenheim Museums, England Triangle Arts Foundation, Minsheng Art Museum and the Long Museum, Shanghai.