Cui Fei, born in Jinan, China. Cui attended the Affiliate High School of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts) where later she received her BFA degree in painting. Immediately following her graduation, she taught for three years as an assistant professor at the Shandong Academy of Fine Arts. She moved to the United States in 1996 to pursue higher education, earning her MFA degree in painting at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. During her academic training, Cui developed a solid foundation in a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture and calligraphy. After graduating she moved to New York City to pursue her artistic career. She has headlined three solo shows, and has participated in over fifty gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide. Cui has been cited in various publications, including Art in America, The New York Times, and The New Yorker Magazine. She has received grants and awards, including The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the NYFA Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts, the BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts and was selected into the Artists-in-the-Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.