Born in 1969 in Shenyang, China.
With a successful singing career behind her, Ai switched her creative focus to painting in the late 1990s and became a student of Zhang Xiaogang in 2000. Ai’s paintings draw their inspiration from her years of touring around the world and visiting various leading museums – her experiences act as a new source of creativity. Since her first solo exhibition at Beijing’s Today Art Museum in 2008, Ai has had a number of shows in China and New York. Her versatility as a true artist (of music and art) is internationally recognised.