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Ying-Jie Chen

I am a creator who loves to tell stories. My stories are wandering in the hustle and bustle of the world, the thinking gap between generations, and the subconscious mind buried deep in everyone’s heart. Many works are inspired by my dreams, which are like a mysterious coat , referring to another world of existence, full of rich and pure colors, thrilling adventures.

My watercolor creation likes to combine the light-like atmosphere of Chinese clouds with thick and solid pigments like oil painting. Through light and heavy, arbitrary rendering and crazy thick pigments, the sharp contrast, in addition to the story and meaning given by the picture itself. In addition, let the colors themselves be able to speak their language and have a life of their own.

In terms of the form of the work, I am a rather oriental creator. I like to tell stories in the form of banners or long scrolls. Their reading methods allow the viewer to walk with vision and body, and participate in the departure, adventure and return of the work. , just like the hero’s journey mentioned by the American mythology master Joseph Campbell. The combination of images and objects I use rarely uses logical thinking. I like to let my intuition lead my inspiration, and let colors and images create surprising combinations, which is a secret key to unlocking mental images.

  • 1971 Born in Changhua County, Taiwan
  • 1992 BFA, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1998 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • 2018 Cencal Centro de Formação Profissional para a Indústria Cerâmica, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
    Ceramic tile painting, glaze pharmacy, and further study on the history of tiles


  • Professional Art Creation
  • 2019-2020 Fine Arts teacher, Wu Chuan Junior High School, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 2013 to present Chang Yi Junior High School part time teacher
  • 2013 to present Professional artist and founder of Keramos Art Studio

Awards and Judging

  • 2021 Invited Judges<<Teen Anti-Drug Comic Contest>><<Taichung City Sketch Competition >>
  • 2019 Invited to judge Taichung <<International Lions World Peace Poster Contest >>
  • 2018 Invited to participate in the opening of <<the Taichung City Cultural Bureau Flower Expo-Portuguese tile parent-child painting workshop>>
  • 2007 Awarded by<<the National Foundation for Literature and Art for the Shepherd and the Pigeon>>Exhibition
  • 2006 Selected by<<the Spanish Fundacion Rodriguez-Amat>>as a resident artist
  • 2003, he was selected as the 4th resident artist of Warehouse No. 20 by the Council for Cultural Affairs
  • 2002 Selected by the Council for Cultural Affairs as the third artist-in-residence of No. 20 Warehouse
  • 1999 Selected for the 4th Taichung Dadun Art Exhibition

Solo and Duo Exhibitions

  • 2023 Lin Art Space Romantic Science Chen Yingjie Solo Exhibition<<>>
  • 2022 Chaoyang University of Science and Technology Weaving Poetry Chen Yingjie and Bisend Duo Exhibition <<>>
  • 2021 Take Me Back to the Fields of My Childhood, Pao Tan +1 Art Festival, Changhua, Taiwan (with Darryl Bisson) <<>>
  • 2019 Chen Ying-Chieh’s Painting and Tiles, Invitational Show, Taichung City Hall<<>>
  • 2003 Language of the Earth, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan <<>>
  • 2013 The Space of the Heart, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan<<>>
  • 2008 The Nostalgia of Objects (for A View Inside Art Festival), Fuhsing Granary Art Center, Fuhsing, Taiwan (with Darryl Bisson)<<>>
  • 2007 The Poetry of the Everyday, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, Taiwan<<>>
  • 2006 Small Journeys, Boxcar Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan (with Darryl Bisson)<<>>
  • 2004 Secrets of the Cabinet, Stock 20 Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan<<>>
  • 2003 Ying-chieh Chen, Nantou County Cultural Center, Nantou, Taiwan
  • 2003 Language of the Earth, Taichung City Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan <<>>
  • 2000 A Selection of Drawings, Barney Gallery, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (with Darryl Bisson)
  • 1998 Earth and Sky, Changhua City Cultural Center, Changhua, Taiwan (with Darryl Bisson)<<>>

Wild Daisy in the Corner
Tile painting
90 x 15 cm

Watercolor, collage, latex
193 x 30 cm

Deepest Pain
116.5 x 91 cm