Ning developed a passion for painting at a young age and honed her skills through formal education. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Oil Painting from Capital Normal University in 2001 and later earned a Master’s degree in the same field in 2006. During her studies, Ning was recognized with several scholarships and awards and was considered an outstanding graduate by Beijing. Her artworks have won many awards and been published.

With a wealth of teaching experience, Ning has published numerous papers and edited professional art textbooks in Beijing. She has taught fine art courses at public and private schools in the Seattle area and the Eastside Fine Art Center since 2015.