Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11. He studied biology at the University of Iowa, and attended graduate school for Humanities at the University of Colorado. He’s been recognized as an original and influential American painter. His work has been exhibited at many institutions and galleries, including the University of Connecticut (Storrs), the University of Denver (Denver), Henoch Gallery (New York), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Corey Helford Gallery (Los Angeles). His recent projects include South West Light (2011-2012), How Long Have You Been Gone (2013-2015), Being there Means Something (2015), Memory is a Future Tense (2016- ), Night Drawings (2016), and It's All We Have To Wear (2016-2017).