Mingsheng Pi was born on 7th of July 1969 in Inchon, South Korea, by Chinese parents, who introduced him to the traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy at the tender age of five. In 1991 he graduated in industrial design from The National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Back in South Korea, in Seul, he learned traditional Chinese painting with Li Shuixiang, traditional Korean painting, and participated at warious painting competitions. From 1996 to 1999 he specialized in Chinese traditional painting and calligraphy at the department of traditional Chinese arts at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, mentored by professor Wang Yong. He participated at 42 group exhibitions and held 9 personal exhibitions. He won eight awards for his paintings. He lives in Zagreb, Croatia.
For the editing house Mala zvona he illustrated children’s books: Zimska potraga by Miroslav Kirin that was chosen to join the White Ravens catalogue of the most beautiful editions of children’s books worldwide; The Story of the Hare by Kurt Schwitters; Hrušt i brodić by Sanja Lovrenčić and How Wanf-Fo was saved by Marguerite Yourcenar.