Over the past two decades, Lu Cong has made significant impact as an American portrait artist. Distinctive and mesmerizing, his portraits captured the viewer’s attention in ways as the most consummate artworks have.
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. His education included bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Art from the University of Iowa, master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Colorado, but the highest education that Lu Cong received was in his studio, there he delved deep into painting, drawing, mix media creation, writing and more, practices not only essential to his art, but necessary in becoming a more complete person.
Lu Cong is represented by Gallery Henoch in New York.