Born in Shanghai, Yu Xiaofu was graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy, Arts Department (oil painting). Yu Xiaofu is currently incumbent Shanghai Oil Painting Sculpture Academy professor. Once was appointed Shanghai oil painting sculpture academy vice-president. In 1994 organized to initiate the "Neo-Shelf Painting" artistic community. Once attained: Chinese 1st session oil painting big prize, 7th session of national fine arts copper prize, 2nd and 3rd sessions of national picture-and-story book silver prize, 1st session Shanghai youth art exhibition first award. He also published the essay Also Discusses Modern Art.