Jia Lu is a respected artist and designer. Born in 1954 in Beijing, Lu graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing and continued her studies as a graduate student at York University in Canada. Since then she has lectured at a number of institutions.
She has shown in over 200 solo exhibitions around the world. In 1990 she worked as Researcher and Chief Designer for the Tang Culture Research Institute in Japan and designed one of the world's largest Buddhist mural designs at 700 square meters. She represented oil painting in China at UNESCO in 1999, and held a solo exhibition at the UN headquarters in 2000. She currently serves as artistic director for the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Jia Lu's highly detailed figurative oil paintings became a highlight of International ArtExpo every year since 1997 and may be found in public and corporate collections including the Government of Canada, the State Council of the P.R.C., the Bank of China, Boeing Corporation and the George Soros-Chatterjee Foundation, Morgan Stanley, and in private collections around the world.