ZI LING (RI)
(b. 1985, HuangShan, China) is a visual artist currently based in Beijing and London. She was born to the Chinese painter HuiTao Lin, a pioneer of the 85 New Wave Movement. Since the age of four, she received formal training from him in drawings.
She has studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Chelsea College of Arts and Central Academy of Fine Arts China.
Her works of watercolour, etching, short film and installation have been presented at:
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (2015 - 2020), Mall Galleries, London;
Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition (2018 - 2019);
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition (2015 & 2016, 2019), Mall Galleries, London & UK Tour;
Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition (2015 - 2018), Mall Galleries, London;
Wells Art Contemporary (2018), Bishop's Palace Wells;
Inside Job Biennale (2017), Tate Modern;
Chester Art Fair (2019), Chester
Central Academy of Fine Arts Best Collections (2017), National Art Museum of China;
Royal Arts Prize (2018), La Galleria Paul Mall & the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery;
SW3 - DELIGHTS (2017), Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea Old Town Hall London;
'Hidden St-Martin' (2017), St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London;
World Stage Design Quadrennial (2017), Taipei;
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2017), Mall Galleries, London;
Lynn Painters-Stainers Prize (2016), Mall Galleries, London;
The Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today (2016), Mall Galleries, London;
Sadler's Wells Theatre Lilian Baylis Studio (2014), London;
National Etching Competition Finalists Exhibition (2011), National Art Museum of China;
ASIA ART EXPO – WATERCOLOUR SELECTION (2010), China World Trade Centre
She received the Cass Art Prize (2019), DAC Beachcroft Space Prize (2018), Frank Herring Easel Award (2018), First Prize of Leathersellers Award (2016), and the Rosemary & Co. Prize (2015) from the Princess Michael of Kent.