In 1950, Ming-Te Lu was born near the Lotus Pond in Zou-ying, Kaohsiung. He entered the Department of Fine Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University after graduating from Kaohsiung Senior High School. After graduating from university, he taught at the Affiliated Hearing Impaired School at the National University of Tainan, the Department of Arts and Craft, Shih Chien School of Home Economics, the Department of Fine Arts, Tunghai University, and the Department of Fine Arts, National Kaohsiung Normal University. He founded the Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Arts, incorporating interdisciplinary subjects in the classroom, bringing a group of young and talented artists to the art scene.
Lu started out in pursuit of pure pictorial language in his earlier works. It was not until he studied at the University of Tsukuba in Japan that he made contact with the various forms of artistic expression and the possibilities of incorporating different media in contemporary art. Since the end of the 1980s, his artistic creation has connected closely with the exchange between contemporary social issues and interdisciplinary subjects. It also involves inter-cultural, inter-species, and inter-dimensional experiments. Over the years, the context of his artworks has demonstrated his painstaking design in innovative media, environmental installation, scientific encounters, and cultural representation with diversity, freedom, sincerity, and humor.