Wuba Yang

Wuba Yang was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1987. She discovered an interest in paper-cutting at the age of six and studied design in university. She then enjoyed the coexistence of her interest in the arts and work during an internship in Osaka. She started engaging in industrial design upon graduation. However, she never forgot her love for paper-cutting, thus applying this interest to her work.


Wuba Yang has now been engaged in paper-cutting for ten years. Her specialty is in cutting plant patterns, merely for happiness and sharing. Yang’s works are featured in many exhibitions. She has been inspired by Taiwanese ferns since 2017, using paper to reproduce a variety of Taiwan’s common and unique ferns. With the color and texture of paper, Yang’s original paper fern comes to life. Her evergreen fern has three-dimensional expressions, vivid gestures and meticulous details, showing the fern’s veins. She has escaped from the boundaries of traditional paper-cutting and gave the art of paper-cutting a new look. She expects that even more people can understand the beauty of ferns through paper-cutting.

1987

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

2009

“Paper-Cutting”, Taiwan Designers’ Week, Taiwan

Design and Creation Joint Exhibition of Digital Paper-cut Flowers, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2010

“Year of the Tiger Paper-Cut Exhibition”, Starbucks X Paper-Cutting, Taiwan

2011

Yangmingshan Taipei Camellia Exhibition Space Paper-cut Installation, Yangmingshan Flower Experiment Center, Taipei, Taiwan

“Paper-Cutting”, Taiwan Designers’ Week, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

Spring Couplets Design for the Year of the Dragon, Qinmei Eslite, Taichung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Design Festival and Paper-cutting Workshop, Pier 2 Art Special Zone, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Illusory Forest Paper-cut Joint Exhibition”, Haoqiu, Taipei, Taiwan

2013

Paper-Cut Guest Room Design, Dandy Hotel Daan Forest Park Branch, Taipei, Taiwan

2014

Paper-Cut Guest Room Design, Meander Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

Department Store Space Paper Cutting Device Cooperation, Songyan Eslite, Taipei, Taiwan

2015

New Year Paper-cut Main Visual, Tea Day, Taipei, Taiwan

2016

“Paper-cut Creation Joint Exhibition ── Huaguoshan”, Master Art Center, Tainan, Taiwan

2017

“Nature Symbiosis Exhibition” Large-scale Paper-cut Creation Project, Luodong Cultural Workshop, Yilan, Taiwan

Taiwan-Japan Handmade Market Exhibition, Island Works, Taichung, Taiwan

Paper-cut Creation Project, Hsinchu Railway Art Village, Hsinchu, Taiwan

“MOT 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Paper Cutting Skills Exhibition”, MOT, Taipei, Taiwan

2018

Chinese New Year Paper-cutting 3-Day Workshop, Kaohsiung Museum of Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Spring Festival Paper-cutting Workshop, Old Zhennan Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Wuba Yang Paper Plant Paper-cut Creation Exhibition, A Day, Taipei, Taiwan

“Hand-Made Toy Pop-Up Experience: One Week In-Store Paper-Cutting Artist”, Tainan Master’s Travel, Tainan, Taiwan

“Paper Evolution Theory” Exhibition Guide and Workshop, Yilan Chung Hsing Cultural and Creative Park, Yilan, Taiwan

“Songyan Dream Life” Paper-cutting Art Workshop, Songyan Eslite, Taipei, Taiwan

Wuba Yang Paper Plant Paper-cut Creation Exhibition, Homebibi, Hsinchu, Taiwan

“Paper-Plant Specimens – Living” Paper-cut Solo Exhibition, JIA PLUS, Taichung, Taiwan

“Moving Fingers Paper-cutting fun” Parent-Child Creation Workshop, Learning Cultural Creation, Taipei, Taiwan

2019

“Shima Works” Team Taiwan – Forest, Road, Market, Japan

“Paper, Plant” Paper-cutting Exhibition, Future City “The Gala Asia”, Taipei, Taiwan

“Taiwan Plus 2019 – New Feeling of Taiwan”, Tokyo, Japan

FANTASTIC MARKET “Shimsaku” Taiwan team, “FANTASTIC MARKET in OAP ~ おいしい秋  のはじまりに. “,  Osaka, Japan

“The Women’s Expo Vol.3” Paper-cutting Workshop, Today’s Production, Taipei, Taiwan

“ONE MAP — Taiwan Design Arts Exhibition”, YOLK IN YOUR PLATE, Kowloon, Hong Kong

2020

“Wuba Yang: Rare and Precious Plants of Taiwan Papercutting Exhibition”, National Tsing Hua University Library, Hsinchu, Taiwan

“Ferns in Taiwan” Paper-cut Solo Exhibition, Master’s Travel, Tainan, Taiwan

“Cut the Fern—Paper-cutting Workshop”, China Trust Financial Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“SUHO X Open House Taipei Paper-cutting Exhibition”, Suho Memorial Paper Museum, Taipei, Taiwan