Xianglin Zhou was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 1955 and currently lives and works in Wuhan. Zhou Xianglin entered the program of Pincas Western Traditional Painting Materials and Skills, Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1978; graduated from the Oil Painting Program of Hubei Vocational College of Art in 1983; studied in the Oil Painting Seminar of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 to 1991; was a visiting scholar in Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 2003 to 2004.
Zhou Xianglin is the Professor of Second Grade, doctoral Supervisor and former Vice President of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. He is the member of China Artists Association and the director of Oil Painting Art Committee of Hubei Artists Association and received the government special allowance of the State Council.
Zhou Xianglin has held solo exhibitions in France, Singapore, Taipei and Beijing. Many of his works have been collected by art institutions such as National Art Museum of China, Hubei Art Museum, University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, Hanarthen Limited, Today Art Museum, United Art Museum, Hubei Academy of Fine Arts and private collections in China, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Belgium, Japan Korea, Taiwan and other countries and regions.
November 12, 1969 – Kaifeng and Red Machine – One are Zhou Xianglin’s main representative works. He was awarded the Grand Prize of The First National Fresco Exhibition, the Silver Award of 91 Chinese Oil Painting Annual Exhibition, the Excellent Award of History of River-The Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition in New Era, Artistic Department, the Bronze Award of The 8th National Exhibition for Copperplate, Stone Plate and Silk Screen Plate Print and Awarded Works, the Liao Hsiu-Ping Award, the Hubei Province's Highest Literary and Artistic Award: the Second Qu Yuan Literary and Artistic Creation Award, and more.