Chen was born in Chongqing, China. From 1986 to 1990, he studied in Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1999, he has been a free-lance artist in Beijing. He has stood out conspicuously since the 1992 Asian Art Fair in Hong Kong. Follow are the solo exhibitions he has held: "Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition" in Galerie LOFT, Paris, France, 2000; "Back Door" Chen Wenbo 2003 in He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, 2003; and "On the Green" in Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, 2006. He has exhibited in places such as Beijing, Shanghai, France and Belgium; his works are popular with the collectors in China and abroad.