Bi Yuan Cheng was born in 1957 and raised in Jinan, China. Under the guidance and encouragement of his father, Bi began practicing art at age five. At age eleven, Bi was mentored by one of China’s most prestigious art professors who further developed Bi’s already considerable skills in oil and watercolour. This rewarding relationship lasted 10 years and greatly influenced his future success.
In 1983, Bi graduated magna cum laude from ZiangXi Art University. Many of his works are on display at the University Art Museum. In 1985, Bi tackled landscape and sculptural design. His marble sculpture “Teasing Swan” stands in Jinan’s Central Park.
Bi’s success in sculpture continued when he was chosen over 100 competitors to design the sculptural landmark for Shandong Stadium – the province’s largest sports facility. The finished product was a metal and concrete sculpture standing 30 meters high. In 1987, Bi’s distinguished career was recognized with the title of “Chinese Art Master” and in 1989, he was accepted into the prestigious Chinese Encyclopedia of Art. That same year, Bi designed a fountain filled with water lilies, the city’s official flower that stands in Jinan Center Square.
Bi immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1990 where he continues his masterful career in oil and acrylic painting as well as in mural painting.
Now Bi’s works is exhibiting at Art Couture Gallery.