Xiaohong Zhang was born in Hubei, China. She received MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2002. She is the professor in Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Zhang has been participating in various exhibitions and competitions. Her recent noteworthy career achievements include: 2015 Landscape Now! International Call for Artists, Basel, Switzerland; 2015 Incubarte 7 International Art Festival, Valencia, Spain; 2015 Landscape & Memory, Johnston Farnham Gallery, Bealtaine Festivals, Ireland; 2014 Athens Video Art Festival : International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media. Athens, Greece; 2012 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; 2016 Wisconsin Art Juried Competition: Wisconsin Triennial, MMoCA, Madison, United States..

Zhang’s creative focus has been on “traversing medium and re-appropriating motifs in contemporary art” with continuous investigation of traditional Chinese painting art form through the concept of contemporary western digital art setting. .