Zhengwen Li was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China. He graduated from the sculpture department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 and has served as the director of the Ceramic Art Research Institute of Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Currently he is a professor and tutor for master students at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Professor Li is the author of two books--Volume and space, A civilization on the verge of extinction. He is also the director of Sculpture Art Committee of Hubei Fine Arts Association, a initial member of the ceramic art committee of the China Art Association, a judge of the first Chinese ceramic art masters, a member of the council of the China Ceramic Industry Association, and won the Ceramic Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.