Born in 1971 in Nanjing, Dou graduated from the Nanjing Art Institute with a B.A. degree. Dou currently teaches fine art in Shanghai while pursuing his art practice. Intricate and moving depictions have always been one of the essential characteristics of paintings. Dou Rong Jun chooses to use the language of paintings to capture the subject's details and the subtle, delicate stories between people that are not always easy to grasp. In each of his works, there is sensitivity with every brushstroke and an apt conveyance of emotion. He has exhibited extensively in China and South Asia.