He Jiaying was born in Tianjin in 1957. He is now council member of the Chinese Artists Association, member of the China Society for the Contemporary Gongbi and Heavy Coloring Paintings and lecturer at the Tianjin Academy of Arts.
He loved painting when he was a child. In 1977 he entered the Tianjin Institute of Arts to study traditional Chinese painting. In 1980, he graduated from the institute and began to teach there. He is good at doing figures, majoring in Gongbi painting. His works feature deep conception and elegant coloring, with emphasis on the characters of people and real life. His works have been exhibited and granted prizes at many painting exhibitions in Tianjin and other places. He also held many exhibitions in other countries and won high praises from Chinese and foreign artists