RueyShiann Shyu was born in 1966 in Taipei Taiwan and currently lives and works in New York and Taipei. He Studied at Fu-Hsing Trade and Art School, Taipei（1983-1986）；Chinese Culture University, Taipei（1989-1992）；Aix-en-Provence Art College, Aix-en-Provence, France（1992-1997）. In 1998 Shyu was awarded the Taipei Award of Taipei Fine Arts Museum；in 2001 the Creation Awards of Lee Chung Sheng Art Foundation；in 2006 the Yageo Tech-Art Award of the Asian Cultural Council of New York.
Shyu’s work appears in numerous public collections worldwide, including National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,Taichung; Chelsea Arts Museum, New York; Taipei Gallery, New York; Location One, New York;Stone Villa, Sydney; White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum;Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Hong Kong Arts Center; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia; Eslite Art Gallery, Taipei; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Montbeliard, France. Solo exhibitions include “First solo exhibition”, Aix-en-Provence City Art Gallery, Aix-en-Provence(1997); “A Language of Precision and Abstraction: overture of Life”, Dimension Endowment of Art, Taipei (1999); “Ruey-Shiann Shyu Solo exhibition”, IT Park Gallery, Taipei (1999); “Virtual Reality”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei(2000), “Ruey-Shiann Shyu Open Studio Show”, GAS works studio, England (2002); “About my 97-00”, National Central University; “Beyond the Becoming”, Taipei International Village, Taipei(2006); “Echo from within”, Shin Leh Yuan Art space, Taipei(2006); "Distant Rainbow", Taipei Fine Arts Museum(2012); “Poetic Rationality, Warm Coldness–Shyu Ruey-Shiann Solo Exhibition”, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York(2013); “One Kind of Behavior”, Bronx Museun of the Arts, New York(2014), among other venues.
Shyu was also commissioned to make permanent public art works such as “Pregency”, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch, Taiwan(2007); “Restructure Exercise”, Neihu District, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Taipei(2005) ;“Play a melody”, Software Park, Nangang District, Taipei (2005). “Play a melody” was awarded the 2007 Public Art (Excellence) Award.
Shyu is known for creating machine-like art work. By using mechanical form as an abstract art language to express his various ideas and feelings towards life, memory, and issues concerning environment, society, and politics. A work of art may be composed of a single or hundreds to thousands of different components which he designed and made by himself 95% of these; yet, despite this massive complexity, visually it leaves an impression of simplicity.
A documentary film titled “Making Techno Art out of Rubbish—Shyu RueyShiann” focuses on Shyu’s art career, life and families was made by well-known director Huang Mingchuan in 2006.