ARTISTS

Hung Yi was born in 1970 in Taichung, Taiwan. He graduated from Ming-Dao High School in 1988. Since then and out of his love for art, Hung Yi wrote his diary in drawings, hoping that everything he sees each day are beautiful people, events and things. The amateur artist/businessman, Hung Yi, became known as a “professional” artist for his participation in “Stock 20: the Railway Art Network, Taichung Station” in Taichung, Taiwan in 2000. This recognition puzzled him. He told himself that “creation” originates from oneself; it is spiritual and nonintentional.

His style of creation has no set form or rules. He simply dedicates his heart and mind to the environment, using his hands and eyes to record his feelings. He has always believed that there is no particular greatness in art. Greatness lies in its intangibility.

Hung Yi originates from the richness of life and people, to which he uses his versatile skill to add symbols, plus with the strength of steel and vibrant colours, reflect the footprints of culture while unburdened by tradition in order to create wider imagination and acceptance of things different. This integration and connection become new visual images and possibilities.

Hung Yi’s uniqueness and creation language, similar to his passionate and open personality, make his works shine with light and warmth, using beauty to influence his environment and enable us to find happiness and energy in the world of reality.

After twenty years of solid hard work, Hung Yi has discovered his artistic future. That young boy who simply loved to draw has become an art practitioner, earning him recognition as a legendary figure in the world of contemporary art.


  • 1970 
    Born in Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2000 
    Artist-in-Residency Program of Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Come Out from a Helpless Impasse – Stock 20 First Artist-in-Residency Season Opening Group Exhibition”, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “10 + 10 = 21 Taipei & Taichung Group Exhibition”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2001 
    “Stopover- Stock 20 Second Artist-in-Residency Season Opening Group Exhibition”, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “En Route Stop 1, Artist in Residency of Warehouse No. 20 Opening Season Group Exhibition”, Stock 20,Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Track 1, 1st Artist in Residency of Warehouse No. 20 End of Season Group exhibition”, Stock 20,Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2002
  • “The Third Wave – Stock 20 Third Artist-in-Residency Season Opening Group Exhibition”, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Ordinary People”, Dimensions Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Dance of the Devils – Taiwan Contemporary Sketch Exhibition”, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003  
    “Contemporary Art in Taiwan – Love of Scylla and Charybdis”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
  • “Wild ‧ Wandering ‧ Amusement Park”, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • “The Falling Apart Climax, – Stock 20 Third Artist-in-Residency Season Finale Group Exhibition”, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2004  
    “Asian Artists Group Exhibition Past in Reverse”, San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego, USA  
  • “Marvelous: Art of Taiwan”, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Chameleon Brides – A Hung Yi Exhibition”, Taishin Bank, Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2005  
    “It’s Good to Have Buddha”, 2005 Asia City Connection, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  • “Shanghai Cool”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Pseudo Hacker’s Art in Parallel Zone”, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006  
    “Humanistic Landscape” Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, East River Park, Huizhou, China
  • “me2 Contemporary Public Art Exhibition”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Pingtung Peninsula Arts Festival”, Pingtung, Taiwan
  • 2007  
    “Art in Hospital – Big Happy Heart Project”, Hong Kong, China
  • “Very Fun Park 2”, Taipei East District Contemporary Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Taiwan Contemporary Art In Wonderland”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “China International Gallery Exposition 2007”, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
  • 2008  
    “A New Interpretation of the World-Popular Culture and Contemporary Art in Taiwan”, The 2nd Annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York, Pier 92, Manhattan, New York, USA
  • “Public Art Project Group Exhibition” Manhattan, New York, USA
  • “Very Fun Park Taipei Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Fusing International Biennale 2008 – Asia, Postcolonial, and Contemporary Arts”, Fusing Barn, Changhua, Taiwan
  • 2009  
    “Speak•Describe 2009 Cross-Strait Contemporary Art”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Deity•Tiger•Dog”, Insian Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Very Fun Park 10:10” Taipei East District Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Fusion Folks-Contemporary Art Exhibition –Bopiarts-Old Street Cultural Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “One Day•One Decade Stock 20 Group Exhibition”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2010 
    “Sculpture, Nature and Architecture, Present and Past Experience”, the 6th International  
  • Sculpture Biennale Racconigi, Turin, Italy
  • “6th Songzhuang Culture and Arts Festival 2010”, Songzhuang Art District, Beijing, China
  • “China International Gallery Exposition 2010”, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China
  • “Joyful Reunion”, 2010 International Art Biennial: Blessing, Fortune & Longevity, Fusing Barn, Lugang Museum, Changhua, Taiwan
  • Art Taipei 2010, World Trade Center Hall 1, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011  
    “2011 Shanghai Art Fair”, ShanghaiMart, Shanghai, China
  • “Thriving Dragons of Art” Solo Exhibition, Insian Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011Art Revolution Taipei, Taipei World Trade Center Hall 2, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2011 Taiwan Hakka Carnival”, Hakka DNA+E Exhibition, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2012  
    “East Meets West:An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia”, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
  • Ming-Dao High School Exceptional Alumnae Group Exhibition, Ming-Dao High School, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2013  
    “Happy Animal Party” Solo Exhibition, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Hung Yi’s Wonder World” Solo Exhibition, all Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Stores, Taiwan
  • “Animal Party” Solo Exhibition, Taipei Expo Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Maritime Animal Party” Solo Exhibition, Keelung Maritime Plaza, Keelung, Taiwan
  • 2014  
    “Swinging Skirts LPGA Installation Art Exhibition”, Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, USA
  • “12 Chinese Zodiacs Greeting for the Year Fortune Horse Popular” Solo Exhibition, Tsing Yi, HongKong
  • “Happy Animal Party” Solo Exhibition, Taichung Cultural & Creative Industries Park, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Hung Yi’s Animal Fantasy World” Solo Exhibition, Taichung City Government Plaza, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Hung Yi’s Happy Animal Carnival” Solo Exhibition, Miaoli Hakka Cultural Park, Miaoli, Taiwan
  • “Hung Yi Landscape Exhibition”, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2015  
    “Hung Yi’s Fantasy World”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Swinging Skirts LPGA 2015 Installation Art Exhibition”, Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, USA
  • “Hung Yi’s Fancy Animal Carnival”, City Center Plaza, San Francisco, USA.
  • 2016  
    “Swinging Skirts LPGA 2016 Installation Art Exhibition”, Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, USA.
  • “Hung Yi’s Fancy Animal Carnival”, Garment District Plaza, New York, USA.
  • “A Joyful Journey to the West” Beijing Olympic Garden, Yanxi Lake, Ditan Park, Beiling, China
  • Animals of the Journey to the West, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2017  
    “Hung Yi’s Fancy Animal Carnival” Solo Exhibition, City Center D.C., Twin Oaks, Washington, D.C., USA
  • “Auspicious Triple Sheep”, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Maryland, USA
  • “Cultural and Creativity”, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
  • 2018 
    “FLORA Modern Contemporary Art Group Exhibition”, Cornell Art Museum, Florida, USA
  • “Bright Moon at Sea”, Haisi Culture Plaza, Xiamen, China
  • “Very Fortunate”, New Taipei City Hall Square, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • “Just (94) Crazy, Heroes’s Competitions”, Hsinchu241, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • “Retrospect and Vision Exhibition” 20 Year Anniversary of Stock 20, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2019 
    “Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art”, Hermitage Museum, Virginia , USA
  • “23rd Shanghai International Art Fair”, ShanghaiMart, Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, Shanghai, China
  • “Animal on Pilgrimage”, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • “Everything is Auspicious – 2019 Bai Jia Mei Spring Special Exhibition”, Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “2019 Pingtung Lantern Festival”, Pingtung, Taiwan
  • “Art Taipei 2019 International Art Fair”, World Trade Center Hall 1, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2020 
  • “Line to Spain – Huan Ripollès, Hung Yi and Taiwan’s New Generation Artist Po Wei Huang Group Exhibition”, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Hung Yi / Twelve Zodiac Signs”, Insian Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Thoughtful Heart”, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co., Tainan, Taiwan
  • “Nostalgic Mice / Hung Yi Spring Solo Exhibition”, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co., Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taiwan
  • “20 Years of Artistic Journey Solo Exhibition”, Hung Yi Art Gallery, Changhua, Taiwan.
  • “2020 Spring Special Exhibition – Money Mice and Money Trees”, Tainan Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan