Born in Shanghai, Zhang acquired his bachelor's degree from the Print Department of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. Zhang is a full- time painter for the Agency of the People's Daily in Tianjian. He has held solo exhibitions in the Cultural Gallery of She County (1982). In 1991, Zhang was invited by the Capital Museum to display his oil paintings, "Loneliness" and "Dream", in Taiwan and Hong-Kong. His oil painting series, "Description" and "Dust", were displayed in the Stanny "Millenium Art Exhibition" in Shanghai from December 1999 to January 2000. Major solo exhibitions: "Radiant Sunshine- The Works of Zhang Lin Hai" (2002) and "Red Ears and Paradise Series" (2004) at Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong.