Shi Jinsong was born in Hubei, China, in 1969. He graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts with a BFA, specializing in sculpture, in 1994. Shi Jinsong pontificates on the contemporary state through his mixed media installations and sculptures that draw on traditional aesthetics. His seminal body of stainless steel work consists of parodies of objects associated with comfort and nurture – baby carriages, a child's rattle – menacingly crafted in razor-sharp blades. Shi maintains a dialogue that juxtaposes globalization and consumerism with mythic cultures from the past, often diffusing the conversation with a jocular sensibility.
His work is in major institutional collections around the world including the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands; Uli Sigg Collection, M+ Museum, Hong Kong; and the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia.