Born in Hong Kong 1964, Shya returned to Hong Kong following his fine art studies at Emily Carr Institute in Canada and founded the award-winning design studio, Shya-la-la Workshop. In 1997, appointed as the exclusive photographer and graphic designer; Shya began his collaboration with the renowned movie director, Wong Kar-Wai on Happy Together, continued then on In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046.
Transmuting between film, art and fashion; a now-recognized director, Shya began his venture in filmmaking by collaborating with musicians and artistes like Karen Mok, Jacky Cheung and Vanessa Mae on music videos. In Spring 2010, Shya debuted his block-buster feature film, Hot Summer Days and continued to work on the sequel, Love in Space, released in Fall 2011. In 2010, invited by Rodarte; Wing Shya conceived of a fashion-art film for their Maggie Cheung Collection, and in 2011, he was invited by YOOX to contemplate Lost Paradise, another fashion-art initiative for thecorner.com in China.
Shya made his return to fine art in 2006. Invited by the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hill, Japan; Wing Shya was the first non-Japanese photographer to exhibit at the museum with his inaugural show, Distraction/Attraction. In 2007, he was selected to exhibit in In Fashion 07, curated by Marion de Beaupré at Art Basel Miami, and in October the same year, he had a solo exhibition, Jealousy, at Xintiandi, Shanghai. Shya also took part in China Design Now in 2008, which was exhibited at V&A Museum. In November 2017, Shya showcased his well-received retrospective show at SCoP Shanghai, curated by Karen Smith, and the same show was shown in Xie Zilong Photography Museum in Changsha in the Spring of 2019. Shya is expected to be exhibiting in the next edition of Kyotographie in the spring of 2020.