Zhang Ziyi (1935) was born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province. In 1953, she graduated from the Central Art Academy, and in 1955, she was seconded to the Xi'an chapter of the Chinese Artist Association. She transferred to a teaching post at the Xi'an Art Academy in 1978, and to the Zhejiang Art Academy in 1981. She became a member of the Oil Painting Department there.
Ms. Zhang is an expert in oil painting. A number of her works have been included in national collections. She collaborated with Cai Liang.