Email: yiyun@yiyunchen.com



Biography
Born and raised in Guangdong China, Yiyun Chen is an artist/photographer from Cleveland OH, currently living in Rochester NY. He is an Imaging Arts MFA Candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology. Yiyun holds a Post-BA in fine art photography and video from The Cleveland Institute of Arts, and BA in Studio Art Photography from Cleveland State University.

Yiyun's work has been exhibited in local galleries in several locations, including Cleveland, Rochester, New York City and California. In 2017, his works were exhibited in galleries of Italy. He has even been published in Cleveland Magazine, Inside-Business Magazine, Valley Magazine, Pulse Magazine, Case Reserve Review, and The Cleveland Stater etc.



Education
2018


2015


2015
Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Related Media
College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Post-Baccalaureate, Photography and Video
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Photography
Department of Art and Design, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Group Exhibitions
2017
2017
2017
2017

2016
2016
2016

2015
2015-14
2015-13
2015-12
2014

2013
2012
The 1st Annual 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition, Wausau MOCA, Wausau, WI
LoosenArt Collective, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, Italy
TURN UP II:The Alma Mater Edition, Popeye Gallery, Cleveland, OH
SPAS Honors Show, William Harris Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
MFA Work Share, William Harris Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
CO-LAB, Gallery R, Rochester, NY
The Same But Different, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY
The self(ie) and the other:portraiture, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Merit Scholar Exhibition, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
The Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
The 21st People’s Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Western Reserve Open Photography Competition, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, OH
Spotlight: Emerging Photographers, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH
Street Photography, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA


Awards, Grants and Fellowships
2017
2017-16
2016

2016
2015
2015
2015

2015
2014-13
2014-11
2010
William A. Reedy Endowed Scholarship, SPAS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship, CIAS, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Honorable Mention, Fine Art Portrait, International Photography Awards 2016, Los Angeles, CA
Third Place Winner, The Same But Different, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY
Finalists, Best of Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Full Scholarship, CSU-CIA Post-Baccalaureate Program, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Honorable Mention, The 44th Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Honorable Mention, The 35th Annual Best of College Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum Magazine
Merit Scholar, Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Radiance Scholarship, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship, Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland, OH

Publications
2017
2016
2015
2015
2015
2015
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014

2014
2013
Shift, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, Italy
The Same But Different, Issue 2016, Page. 10, New York Center for Photographic Art
Best of College and High School Photography 2015, Issue 2015, Page. 28, Photographer’s Forum
The Cauldron, Issue 26, April 7, 2014, Pages. 10, Cleveland State University
Case Reserve Review, Issue Spring 2015, Pages. 5, 10, 29, Case Western Reserve University
Case Reserve Review, Issue Fall 2015, Pages. 21, 49, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Magazine, Issue November 2014, Page. 114, Great Lakes Publishing
Cleveland Magazine, Issue September 2014, Pages. 28, 55, Great Lakes Publishing
Cleveland Magazine, Issue August 2014, Pages. 4, 18, 22, 30, 72, 81, Great Lakes Publishing
Cleveland Magazine, Issue July 2014, Pages. 68, 70, 74, , Great Lakes Publishing
Inside Business, Issue July/August 2014, Pages. 8, 62, 89, Great Lakes Publishing
Valley Magazine, Issue August/September 2014, Page. 10, Great Lakes Publishing
Valley Magazine, Issue June/July 2014, Pages. Cover, 4, 19, Great Lakes Publishing
Pulse Lorain County’s Magazine, Issue Summer 2014, Pages. 3, 16, 18, Great Lakes Publishing
The Cleveland Stater, Issue April 3, 2014, Vol. 15, No. 13, Pages, 1, 5, Cleveland State University
Case Reserve Review, Issue Spring 2014. Pages. Cover, 3, 5, 48, Case Western Reserve University
Case Reserve Review, Issue Spring 2013. Pages. 16, 50, Case Western Reserve University

Collections
2015
2014
2014
Mandel foundation, Cleveland, OH
Mandel foundation, Cleveland, OH
Ronald M. Berkman, President of Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio