Yang received a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts; as well as many other awards and commendations from prestigious organizations and institutes. Among his recent accomplishments are a solo show at MoCA Taipei, the artist residency at MASS MoCA now and Art Takes Manhattan Award 2019. His work has been exhibited widely in North America, Europe, and Asia, in such spaces as Rockefeller Center, Warsaw, Poland and Art Taipei Fair, Miami Basel, and A documentary about the past years of his work, Chin Chih Yang: Face the Earth, won the Best Documentary award at the 2018 Southampton International Film Festival in the UK.
Yang’s work addresses society’s efforts to protect itself, physically and psychologically, against catastrophe resulting from pollution, surveillance, isolation, and religious/political/social intolerance. Yang perceives the modern world as a mixture of anxiety and entrancement. 21st-century products can do wondrous things, but producers and consumers alike wantonly discard waste. Yang’s work has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Taipei Times, the Village Voice, BBC- World News and more.