Born in Nanyang, China, Fong Chung-Ray later relocated to Taiwan and San Francisco. After graduated from the Cadre College of Arts and Crafts in 1954, he founded the Four Seas Artists Association in 1958, and later joined the Fifth Moon Group in 1975. Fong's artistic style resembles the post-war abstract expressionism during the 1960s, using traditional Chinese media of ink, paper and brush. Using a self-invented paint brush made from palm trees, Fong created works with rough brushstrokes and bold use of colours, enhancing the visual impact of traditional Chinese paintings. Since his relocation to the US in 1975, he studied Buddhism and combined abstract depiction with the representation of words. Since 1989, Fong further developed his art with mixed media enhancing the visual impact of his works.