Zhang Yanzi was born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. Zhang received her Master of Fine Arts in Chinese Painting at China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Beijing Normal University. She is currently based in Beijing and she serves as the Editor-in-chief of CAFA ART INFO at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.


Zhang has held numerous solo and group exhibitions, including The Remedy: Art Basel Hong Kong (2015), The Remedy: Solo Show of Zhang Yanzi at PAN Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Italy (2014), Specials-Female Artists Salon at Manet Art Collection, Beijing (2014) and Devotion to Ink organised by Galerie Ora-Ora at Hong Kong Maritime Museum (2014).