Born in Huai Yang county of Henan Provice in 1969, Tong Luo enrolled in the Oil Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou in 1990. He graduated with his Master's Degree in 1994 and subsequently went on to teach there. An extremely gifted young artist, Tong was one of only thirty students selected from across China in 1999 to be allowed to pursue post graduate studies in the area of Fine Art at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.
Tong's work is a compelling combination of light and contrast, specializing in landscapes and figurative work that depicts people moving along in their daily rhythms. His attention to detail is meticulous and his portrayal of these life situations is accomplished with sensitivity and compassion.