Born in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Yang Chihung graduated from the fine arts department of the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1968. In 1976, he traveled to the United States, where he studied at Pratt Institute. From 1978 to 1979 he taught at the Taiwan Art College. He immigrated to the United States in 1979. His art was exclusively represented by Siegel Contemporary Art in New York between 1984 and 1987 and in 1987 by Michael Wallis. More than twenty one-man exhibitions were held for his works in the United States, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In addition, he was participated in many important exhibitions in Taiwan and abroad. 2010 "Year, Time-YANG Chihung 40 Years of Painting" National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; 2009 "Sculpting in time: YANG Chihung Solo Exhibition" National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei.