YU YA-LAN


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.

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AWARDS

  • 2016 International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, Selected, Taiwan
  • 2015 Exhibition of the Newly Emerging Artists in Taiwan – 2D Creation Series, Selected, Taiwan
  • 2014 Third Prize of Printmaking, Art Exhibition of New Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2013 First Prize of Printmaking, Art Exhibition of Taipei County, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 Art Taipei: Made in Taiwan – Young Artist Discovery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 First Prize of Printmaking, Art Exhibition of Taipei County, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 Judges’ List Award, International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2010 Quality Award in Printmaking, Art Exhibition of Taipei County, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2009 Third Prize of Printmaking, The 23th Department of Fine Arts Exhibition, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

EDUCATION

  • 2014 MFA, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 BFA, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 “Words under the Reflection of Lights – Yu Ya-Lan’s Solo Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “In Between Void – Yu Ya-Lan Solo Exhibition”, MBmore, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2014 “The Light Amidst Memory,” Gai Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Ya-Lan Yu Solo Exhibition”, Art & Collection Inspiration Zone, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Dear Mr. Solitary – Solo Exhibition of Print”, Sonnentor Café, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010 “Close”, Salt Peanuts, Taipei, Taiwan

COLLECTIONS

  • 2015 “Brilliant”, Young Artist Collection Project of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Close Your Eyes, You Will See”, Young Artist Collection Project of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2012 “Life is Only on Earth, and Not for Long”, Young Artist Collection Project of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • “ArtFormosa 2017”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, eslite hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

“International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  • “International Print Exhibition of Young Artists”, National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Art Kaohsiung 2015”, City Suites, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Art in the Library II – Summer Festival Exhibition”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Taichung”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Art Tainan”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Freshness of March”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art Kaohsiung”, Chateau de Chine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Walking by Taiwanese Art: 1927-2014”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2014 ROC”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Art Taichung”, Millennium Hotels, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Regent Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Reality is Somewhere Out There”, Crane Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Art Tainan”, Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Doors Art Fair Seoul”, Seoul, Korea
  • “Art Kaohsiung”, Chateau de Chine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “Prints Life”, Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Circle Game“, Tunghai University Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Trans-Prints,” Gai Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Young Art Taipei”, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Following Shadow”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Spring Exhibition: Starry Night Sky", Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Art in the Library”, Liang Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 2012 Beijing Print Expo”, Beijing, China
  • “Art Taipei – Made in Taiwan: Young Artist Discovery”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2012 ROC”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “More Than Eight Quarters of Expectation”, Department of Fine Arts 99 TNUA New Graduate Student Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The 14th VDAY Clothesline Project – Artists Handmade T-shirts for Charity Fair”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Petit Exhibition”, North-South Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Year of the Dragon Exhibition”, Center of Traditional Arts, Ilan, Taiwan
  • “Art Voyage”, New Taipei City Government, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Korea International Print Exhibition”, NTUA, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “National Printmaking Exhibition”, Fo-Guang-Yuan Art Gallery, Ilan, Taiwan
  • “Department of Fine Arts 99 TNUA MFA Program New Graduate Student Exhibition”, National Taipei University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “The Art Exhibition of Taipei County”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Schrödinger’s Box”, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “1+1+1+1”, North-South Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Contact Critical Point,” Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse, Chiayi, Taiwan

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