Born in Shanghai. Way has held his own shows in Shanghai since 1937. From 1951 his works have been selected to show at the Hong Kong Art Club Annual Exhibition for five consecutive years. Way settled down in Boston in 1956, where he studied abstract painting in the West. Throughout the 1960s Way had held many solo shows in Boston, including one in Nexus Gallery in 1960 and one in MIT's Art Museum in 1968. In 1965, his work was showed alongside with other well-acclaimed contemporary artists including Hans Hartung and Andy Warhol, in a joint exhibition "Painting Without a Brush" held at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts. His works are in the collections of both the Stanford University Art Museum and the San Francisco Art Museum.