Born and raised in Guangdong, China. Yiyun Chen is an Artist based in Cleveland OH.  Yiyun received his MFA photography and related media from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also received the Theodore Chapman and William A. Reedy Endowment Scholarship in support of his graduate work from RIT. He holds the Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University and was invited into the Post Bac program at Cleveland Institute of Art where he continued his studies in photography and video. Yiyun is currently focusing on his art practice dealing with the exploration of image, moving image and text.