Ming Feng was born in Guangzhou, China in 1957. He was admitted to the Guangzhou municipal Teenage Art School and graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1986. He studied artistic theories as well as Chinese and Western art philosophy.
Before arriving in the United States, Ming worked as a stage designer with the Modern Drama Troupe of Guangzhou. He later worked for the Guangzhou Art Design Company creating layouts, advertisement designs, product placards, and book illustrations. In 1984, he became a member of the Chinese Artist Association. Ming’s paintings are kept in a permanent collection in the Guangzhou Fine Art Museum. His paintings have also been reproduced in art books, magazines, illustrated storybooks and newspapers in China.
In 1986 and 1989, Guangzhou Lingnan Art Publishing House wrote a special column showcasing Ming’s impressionist paintings as well as his Chinese paintings. His paintings have been published by Beijing Chaohua Fine Arts Publishing House and Guangdong Huacheng Publishing House. In 1984, 12 of Ming’s paintings with the theme “Guangzhou attractions” were printed as a calendar with the inscription “Guangzhou is good” by Mr. Ou Chu, the former mayor of Guangzhou.
In 1988, Ming immigrated to the United States where he continued his profession as a full-time artist. Ming was featured in several articles including “Rising Star of the Art World” by Debbie Hagan in 1996, “The Lure of the Sea” by Debbie Hagan in 1999, and “Landscape of Romance” by Marguerite Smolen in 2000. In 1998, the Disney Corporation commissioned Ming to create an oil painting for their Grand Floridian Resort and as part of the Disney’s collection.