Jie Yang was born in Shanghai on 9 June 1971. In 1977, he had a high-voltage accident as a result of which he lost his right arm up to the shoulder and his left arm up to the elbow. In 1980, Jie Yang began drawing and painting with his mouth. As early as one year later, his work “Great Rooster” won him a silver prize in Japan. He started his school education in 1978 when he attended the Shanghai Children’s Welfare Institute. In 1986, he finished Junior School where he was also taught how to sketch. Subsequently, he taught himself how to paint with his mouth.
From 1992 onwards, the mouth painter has been supported as a scholarship holder by the Association. Since 2011, he has been an Associate Member of AMFPA. Jie Yang paints using the watercolour technique. His favourite themes include animals and flowers. The mouth painter has participated in numerous exhibitions in his home country and the impressive execution of his artwork has won him prizes all over the world.