Gao Huimin was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang in 1948. He is the vice chair of Heilongjiang Province Artists Association, honorary dean, professor, and doctoral supervisor of the School of Fine Arts of Harbin Normal University and a research fellow at the Traditional Chinese Painting Institute of China National Academy of Painting. He was the dean of the School of Fine Arts of Harbin Normal University. In 1976, he graduated from the art department of Harbin Teachers College. In 1982, he studied at the Chinese Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts.