Shu-I Yang

Foot Artist


Shu-I Yang


Shu-I Yang was born on 6 July 1979 in Kwan Shi City. As her mother had to perform very hard physical work during her pregnancy, Shu-I Yang fell ill with hyperbilirubinemia one day after her birth. Because the attending doctor did not give her the necessary blood transfusion to treat the condition, she developed cerebral paralysis of the upper limbs. The deformation of her hands and feet impaired her movements. As a consequence, she is confined to the wheelchair and depends on her mother’s daily care. From childhood on, she had an interest in nature and developed a passion for painting.

She has overcome her congenital disability and skilfully uses two toes of her foot to write on the computer, play music and practise her artistic talent i.e. painting. Through television, she came to know the artist Mei-Hui Chen (Full Member/Taiwan) in 1991, who gave her painting lessons. Due to her deep commitment, she was able to improve her artistic skills in a short time. This was also why she received a VDMFK Scholarship from the Association in 1993. She became an Associate Member of VDMFK in 2008. Subsequently, Shu I Yang was able to take part in numerous group exhibitions and to organise and hold solo exhibitions. As a result, the artist received numerous prizes and awards for her artistic achievements.