As the former vice-director of Changzhou Institute of Craft Art, Mr. XU was born in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province in 1960. He attended the decorative painting seminar of the Central Academy of Craft Art (now the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University) in 1985. He was taught by ZHANG Ding, WU Guanzhong,Qian Shaowu ZHU Junshan, ZHUANG shouhong, LIU Jude, DAI Shunzhi et al. His works have been invited to China Art Exposition many times.
His own art exhibition is as follows:
1. The Joint Exhibition of Teachers and Students of the Central Academy of Craft Art – Love Department by 85 class, was successfully held in the Art Museum of the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University in May 2015.
2. The Joint Exhibition of Teachers and Friends of the Central Academy of Craft Art – Remember the History and Keep the Original Intention in Mind was held in Changzhou Museum of Jiangsu Province in November 2017.
3. The Exhibition of Teachers and Friends of the Central Academy of Craft Art, which in order to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the China-Japan Peace and Friendship Treaty, was solemnly held in the Art Museum of the China-Japan Friendship Museum in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2018.
4. The Exhibition of ZHU Junshan 85 Birthday Calligraphy and Painting Art – Journey to Yangzhou in This flowery March was solemnly held in the Yangzhou Eight Eccentrics Memorial Museum in March 2019.
Currently, he is a freelance art enthusiast and curator.