Born in Nanyang City in Henan Province in 1934, Fong Chung-Ray was one of the founding fathers of the Chinese Abstract Movement in the United States.
At the age of thirteen, Fong Chung-Ray was forced to leave his hometown. He eventually ended up in Taiwan where he was exposed to American art books at the US Information Services Library. From those books, Fong developed his artistic voice and unique style.
Fong Chung Ray was a member of the Fourth Seas Group before Liu Guosong, leader of the Fifth Moon Group invited Fong to join.
Fong Chong-Ray’s abstract style and techniques have laid the foundation for many younger Chinese artists today.
Fong has exhibited in numerous countries around the world. His works have been collected by museums including: Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, Baltimore Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, Hawaii Cultural Foundation, The University of Kansas Museum of Art, Kaoshiung Art Museum, M+ in Hong Kong, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, National Gallery of Art and Museum of History, Taipei, National Taiwan Arts Center, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art.