Zi Ling (b. 1985, HuangShan, China) is a visual artist based in Bristol. 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 work of etchings, watercolours, drawings, video art and mixed medium have been displayed at many prestigious venues and exhibitions. 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.
Featured artist, Wotisart Online Magazine (14th issue), May 2018
Rikishi (watercolour | portrait), Art of Watercolour Magazine (23rd issue), Capelitis Group Subscriptions, 2016, ISSN: 2114-3498
A Male Portrait (drawing | portrait), Central Academy of Fine Arts 60 Years if Drawing 1949-2009, Culture & Arts Books Ltd., 2009, ISBN: 9787503940477
The Summer Breeze (oil | portrait), The Undergraduate Students Works Selection of Central Academy of Arts II, ZheJiang People’s Arts Press, 2008, ISBN: 978753402464
Blindness (oil | portrait), The Works Selections of Fine Arts School Attached To The Central Academy Of Fine Arts No. 1, ZheJiang People’s Arts Press, 2008, ISBN: 9787534023736