湖北武漢市人。1966年畢業于中央美術學院雕塑系。湖北美術學院教授，曾任湖北美術學院陶藝研究所所長，碩士研究生導師。著有[體積與空間] [即將消逝的文明] 。湖北美協雕塑藝委會主任。首屆中國美協陶藝藝委會委員，首屆中國陶瓷藝術大師評委，中國陶瓷工業協會理事，2013年獲陶藝終身成就獎，
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.