Zhu Yiyong studied at the Oil Painting Department of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. His monumental painting, Father and Son, was selected for an exhibition of works by Sichuan Young Artists. He then participated in the Second Chinese National Youths Art Exhibition where he received a bronze medal, before placing in The Sichuan Youths Art Exhibition at the Sichuan Museum of Art in 1980. In 1981, Zhu Yiyong became a Professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute where he still holds a position as an esteemed academic. The artist has exhibited internationally with recent solo exhibitions at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong (2014 & 2012), Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong (2011) and 798 Avant Garde gallery, New York (2008).