Born in Yilan, Zhou Cheng followed Kang Zaishan and Chiang Chao-shen in his art education. He was graduated from the Arts Faculty of National Taiwan Normal University and obtained a doctoral degree at the St George's of the University of London. Zhou devoted his career in education and arts development in Taiwan. He taught Chinese Art at the Faculty of Arts at the National Taiwan Normal Unversity and the National Taiwan University of Arts and the National Chinese University. He is one of the adjudicators at the National Art Exhibition and national museums in Taiwan.