Born in 1975 in Chengdu, China.
Having completed his BA from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, Wei went on to graduate with a MFA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He currently lives and works between New York and Beijing, where he teaches at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Having studied calligraphy at a young age, this medium has always been a major part of Wei’s artistic practice. Choosing characters for their unique formal qualities, rather than their literal meanings, Wei explores how the forms interact with one another, and with the negative space around them.