Hua Chen born in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, attended the Anhui Teacher’s University in China where he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art. He continued his education at the Central Institute of the Fine Arts in Beijing where he earned a master of fine arts degree in sketching, watercolor and oil painting. Chen left China for the United States in the late 1990’s, where his art career continued to flourish. He was selected as an artist for the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and created artwork for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Chen has exhibited his work in one-man shows in Japan, China, Hawaii, and the continental United States. His work is among the permanent collection of the National Art Museum of China.