Born in 1959. Yih-Wen graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei (BEd: 1981) and from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois (MFA: 1988). Since 1986 the artist has participated in numerous exhibitions and symposiums in Czech Repubic, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Taiwan, and the USA, and has arranged a number of solo exhibitions. He has also done researches in Japan and China (1994). He teaches at the Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (Professor of Art).
The artist was a participant of the symposiums in 1995 and 1998.