Dong Xi-Yuan was born in Shao-An of Fujian, China. He studied art at the Shanghai International Studies University. Since 1986, his solo exhibitions were held in cities including Shanghai, Fujian, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shandong, Macau and Jiangsu. In 1996, he was invited to exhibit works in Taiwan. His painted pottery work Lotus earned the Champion of the Earth prize issued by the UN in 2013. Hence the artist was highly recognized by his achievements at a young age. He currently serves as a honorary professor at the Renmin University of China School of Arts and the Rongbaozhai Art Academy and an honorary painter for the Fujian Art Academy.