He Jiaying was born in 1957 in Tianjin. He is the president of the Institute of Gongbi Painting and Calligraphy of Chinese National Academy of Arts, vice chair of China Artists Association, and an Academy Committee member and a research fellow at China National Academy of Painting. He is the vice chair of Tianjin Artists Association. He is the president of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts where he also teaches and supervises doctor candidates. In 1980, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese painting from the Painting Department of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and stayed there as teacher.