孟剑平1962年生于上海，自幼年起师从上海著名美术教育家孟光先生和现著名旅美画家李同欣先生Michael Li（纽约）学习西洋美术。与著名画家陈逸飞 , 魏景山，邱瑞敏等系师出同门。1983年毕业于上海轻工业高等专科学校装潢美术系。大学毕业后即赴海外工作，曾在海外30多个国家和地区参加专业展览、工作和学习。作品受到各所在国收藏界的广泛收藏和好评。
2017获得了由美国青年艺术家与作家联盟（Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers）颁发的学生艺术指导奖。《芭蕾》获加拿大文物研究基金会第二届加拿大国际文化艺术节“卓越创意金奖”。
2018应邀参加了在加拿大最著名的国宝级画廊（The McMichael Canadian Art Collection）举行的专业展览（系历史上华人画家在加拿大首次获得此殊荣）。
从小一手带教的学生Miss.Zhang,Helena 由于获得优秀绘画资格评估，被美国斯坦福大学（Stanford University）录取。
Since childhood, Mr. Meng learned from the famed art educator Mr. Guang Meng (孟光) and studied western art with the famed painter currently living in the U.S.A, Mr. Michael Li (李同欣). His fellows include many famed Shanghainese painters, such as, Yifei Chen (陈逸飞), Ruimin Qiu (邱瑞敏), and Jingshan Wei (魏景山).
He graduated in 1983 from the Decorative Art Department of Shanghai Light Industry Institute (上海轻工业高等专科学校).
*During that period, he learned from the nation’s renowned water-colour painter Mr. Yinghong Zhang (张英洪) and impressionist painters Mr. Peirong Chen (陈陪荣) and Mr. Ligang Xie (谢立冈).
*Since 1985, he travelled to over thirty countries and regions in all over the world, engaging in creative art works, designing and teaching art.
*After immigrating to Canada, Mr. Meng has mainly been involved in creative art works and art education.
He is currently the Vice Principal, Art Division of Niagara Centre for Arts Academy and Art Director of Gallery Hi Art. He also hosted many exhibitions of his own creations and talks at art galleries and auction houses in Toronto with popular commendations. His creations mainly focused on abstract, ballet and floral topics. His works are not only collected by celebrities (including parliament members, mayors, Chinese political figures, diplomats, Sino-Canadian entrepreneurs, architects, dancing and vocal artists, and movie stars, etc.), but also acknowledged by the high-end painting arts market-place. He maintains a continued relationship in “soft” interior design and creative works with Italian design-and-build contractors, such as SkyHomes. In many years, he donated his works for auction to support the (United Nations Youth and Children Charity Fund) through (Education Organisation for Talents in Toronto, Canada).
In the beginning of 2014, he was interviewed by the CBC Television in (a talk show program for celebrities) featuring him in four sessions which were well received by the general public.
In 2015, he was interviewed by Fairchild Television “Mandarin Profile” in its special topic for painters, and he won two awards.
On October 1, 2014, the 65th Anniversary of Chinese National Day, “Global Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Exhibition ” was organized by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and Ministry of Culture and held in the Cultural Palace of Nationalities, Beijing Exhibition Hall. His works and , being appraised in two sessions each by specialist review panels of China and also of Canada, were thereby honoured to represent Canada in the event, and were further commended by Mr. Li Fang , the Consulate General of PRC to Toronto, and also Canada’s Senator Victor Oh.
On December 19, 2014, his oil painting was permanently added to the collections of the Consulate of PRC in Toronto and show-cased in the Reception Hall for VIP Guests of the Consulate.
In April 2015, a Toronto art gallery hosted an exhibition solely for his works. Canadian main stream Television OMNI timely broadcasted the event with a follow-up report in its News.
In November 2015, two pieces of his works were shown in the “5th Annual Shanghainese Artists Exhibition – Mentors as well as Friends ” jointly organized by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office Shanghai Municipal People’s Government , Centre for China Shanghai International Arts Festival , Number 8 – Art Cultural Assets Investment Limited , and Shanghai Overseas Chinese Painters Association .
In Sep 2, 2016, He was invited to attend the very first Canadian International Culture and Art festival which took place at Markham Civic Center.