Tan Jing obtained her BA in Chelsea College of Art in 2015 and her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Tan is keen on experimenting with textures, materials, and form within sculpture and installation. Her practice combines her expertise in the unpredictable composition of materials and techniques, with her whimsical intertwist of elements from biology and folklore. She often creates scenarios of the surreal striking the viewer aesthetically and psychologically, aiming to make visible and sensible the trauma and solitude of individuals in society, along with the object and space respectively. Her works have been shown internationally in institutions such as HB Station, Guangzhou (2022), Para Site, Hong Kong (2021), Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou (2020), Alt Handelsschule, Germany (2018), Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel (2018), Camden Art Center project, London (2017), and more.
Tan currently lives and works in Guangdong, China.