Anli Genu is an Tayal artist whose Chinese name is Lai, An-Lin. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Chinese Culture University and received a master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA. He is currently a senior pastor for the Guangshan Presbyterian Church in Taiwan. Anli is one of the few indigenous artists with complete college professional training in arts.
Anli has worked as a pastor and artist for more than a decade. During the time he has witnessed through his artworks that Christianity and indigenous culture can go hand in hand. Anli’s artworks contain indigenous culture while being extremely modern. The strong and contrasting colors in his painting, symbols, portraits, and totems show Anli’s growing-up experience as an Atayal.