Shi Qi was born in 1940 in Fuqing, Fujian. He is a professional painter at Beijing Fine Art Academy, the president of China Shi Qi Art Research Association, and a research fellow at the Traditional Chinese Painting Institute of China National Academy of Painting. He is a national top-level artist. He was deputy director of the Art Committee of Beijing Fine Art Academy and a member of the Senior Titles Review Committee of Beijing. In 1963, he graduated from Fujian Institute of Arts and Crafts; and in 1976, he began to work as a full-time painter at Beijing Fine Art Academy.