Zheng Li, courtesy name Da Yu, was born in 1964 in the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province. Zheng Li received both his BA (1988) and his MA (2004) from the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Art (formerly the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts), with a specialization in shanshui (Chinese landscape painting). Since 1994 he has been teaching in the Chinese Painting Department at CAA, where he is currently Assistant Professor as well as supervising professor for the graduate course in Chinese landscape painting. He is member of the China Artists Association, and on the council of the Zhejiang Art Association. His works have been shown in major exhibitions in China, including 'One Hundred Years of Chinese Painting' at the National Art Museum of China (Beijing), and the National Exhibitions of Fine Arts where his works have won numerous prizes. His paintings are highly sought after and are in a number of private and museum collections.