Ge Ping‘s Profile

Ge Ping

Ge Ping, female, born in 1957, Zhoukou, Henan province, is’s contract painter,  researcher from painting and calligraphy art educational institute in the Open University of China, vice president of Henan Provincial Association of Female painter, member of Henan Artist Association, member of Henan Calligrapher’s Association. She is intelligent and followed the traditional education through her childhood: she started learning calligraphy and Chinese painting when she was 6; she transferred from normal middle school to art school to study painting when she was 16; at the age of 19, she engaged in publicity work for Food Bureau, and almost all of the local propaganda paintings and slogans were her work. She attended Henan University and majored in Chinese. In the university, she had studied traditional Chinese poetry and literature systematically, especially Li Qiangzhao’s verses. In 2001, she participated in development courses in Beijing Art Academy. In 2002, Ge Ping was introduced to cooperate with by her tutor and the settled down in Beijing.


Ge Ping’s paintings follow and combine the style of Zhou Fang(Tang Dynasty), Gong Suran(Song Dynasty), Chen Hongshou(Ming Dynasty), Ren Bonian(Qing Dynasty), and the some modern painters such as Zhang Daqian, and Huang Zhou. Later, she followed Shi Qi from Beijing Art Academy to study how to combine representationalism, abstraction, and imagery together to create human figures in traditional Chinese art. In 2008, Ge Ping held individual exhibition in Beijing Working People’s Cultural Palace, and her Imagery Demonstration of Li Qingzhao’s Verses arouses interests from the public. Connoisseur Gao Runxiang commented:”Ge Ping had deep understanding of Li Qingzhao’s verses, and she had the unique character of female sensitivity, so she could detect the mood and the hidden feelings of Li Qingzhao. In addition, since Ge Ping had been reading and researching traditional literature, her comprehensive understanding of both history and Li Qingzhao’s life experiences enable her depicting the verses with great accuracy.

Click to view Ge Ping’s work: The Portraits of Li Qingzhao’s Verses