Zi Ling Biography
Zi Ling is a visual artist based in Bath. She was born to the Chinese painter HuiTao Lin, a pioneer of the 85 New Wave Movement.
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 paintings and mixed medium have been displayed extensively at many prestigious venues and exhibitions in the UK and China. Her artwork has been permanently collected by the National Art Museum of China, as well as private collectors from over 14 countries, including Korea, France, the US, Bulgaria, Canada, the UK, Singapore, China, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany.
She received the President's Choice Award RI (2022), the Richard Plincke RI Prize (2021), 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. She is also the winner of the Royal Academy of Dance Portrait Competition 2022. She has been chosen as top ten most invested Women artists 2023 on SINGULART gallery, Paris.
She is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the co-Artistic Director of the cross-disciplinary art company 2617KUNST. She had her artist in residency at the Royal Opera House in December 2022.