Yu Ya-Lan was born in 1987 in Yunlin, Taiwan. Yu obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2010 and 2014 respectively. The artist uses printmaking as a creative medium to depict inner feelings we experience everyday, but are unable to accurately express in words. Yu believes that memories and induced emotional feelings vary over time. The reason why she uses the woodcut technique is because once a cut is made, it cannot be unmade. Unique patterns of lines on the woodblock, smooth and harmonious lines carved out in different density record emotional changes and memories appearing during the moment of creation. In 2012, Yu was selected into “Maid in Taiwan – Young Artist Discovery” at Art Taipei art fair. Her works “Close Your Eyes, You will See” and “Life is Only on Earth, and not for Long” have been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts during the Young Artist Collection Project.