Artist Yu-Wen Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She attended Brown University, where she received a Bachelor of Science before attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She received the Massachusetts Cultural/ NEA Grant for Painting, 2004, 1998, 1989, and the Traveling Scholars Award, Fifth Year Competition, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1989. The artist is represented by Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA. Her work has been exhibited throughout New England and is held in major collections.