Zhang Peili was born in 1957 in Hangzhou, China. He graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou in 1984 with a degree in Oil Painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Because… Therefore (Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China, 2013), Certain Pleasures – Zhang Peili Retrospective (Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2011), China in Four Seasons: Zhang Peili (Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2009) and A Gust of Wind (Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China, 2008).