Huang Dan was born in China in 1979. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Tradition Chinese Painting from China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2001 and 2004 respectively. She currently works and lives in Beijing.
Huang has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Devotion to Ink organised by Galerie Ora-Ora at Hong Kong Maritime Museum (2014), Chinese New Ink Exhibition, Visual China Asia Exhibition Tour in Tokyo (2011) and her solo exhibition Scent of a Woman in Seoul (2006).