Zhang Zhaohui (b. 1965, Beijing, China) is a scholar, writer and artist who currently lives and works in Beijing, China. He is also the lecturer in Chinese Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He graduated from the Department of History majoring in Museum Studies at Nankai University in 1988; obtained MA degree from Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts under the doctorial advisor of Shui Zhongtian in 1995; and MA degree in Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art Research Center from Bard College in 1998; and studied in the PhD program of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2003-2006 under the doctoral advisor of Pan Gongkai.
He has held solo and group exhibitions in China, Japan, the United States, France, Germany and other regions. His work is held in many important public collections and individuals, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and The Macao Museum of Art among others.
He employs Chinese traditional ink to arrange the lines one by one elegantly, and by marking ingenious use of the fortuitousness caused by the blending of water and ink, so that make the whole work is fill of the sense of order and endowed with abstraction and brevity. By this kind of practice, the artist has absorbed Western abstract art, minimalism, and other artistic concepts, beyond mere exploration of form, and gives the ink materials with modernity, and without any formality brings eastern traditional ink painting into a new pattern.