Liaung Chung Yen was born and raised in Taiwan and his jewelry and artistic aesthetic is influenced by both Chinese culture and art. Yen sees his work as an expression of the mind as well as small sculptures documenting the time and emotions in which he lives.
Yen received his Master of Fine Art in Metals and Jewelry at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. Prior to this he studied Industrial Art at the National Taiwan University of Art in Taiwan. He is a former Visiting Assistant Professor at Metals and Jewelry Design Department at the School of American Crafts, RIT, Rochester, NY.