Kong Jianguo generally refers to Kong Zi (孔紫). Ms. Kong was born in Tangshan, Hebei Province, in 1952. During the 1970s, her works regularly were shown at exhibitions. This included her "When we grow up we want to go up the mountains and down to the villages" from 1974, on which she collaborated with Fan Jixiang and Hou Linfu. In 1985, she studied in the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Art (Zhejiang), and graduated from the Art Department of the People’s Liberation Army Art Academy in 1989.