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yiyun@yiyunchen.com
Currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Related Media   |   May 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Post-Baccalaureate, Photography and Video   |   Dec 2015
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor of the Arts, Studio Art Photography   |   May 2015
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH


Skills
Digtal/ Film camera: 35mm, Medium and Large Format
Photo Retouching and Video Editing
Digital Printing, Color Calibration and Profile Management
Studio/ Location Lighting (strobe, hot lights, LED)
Professional Studio Equipment & Setup

Software
Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects
Apple Final Cut Pro, Phaseone Capture one Pro,  Maxon Cinema 4D

Languages
Mandarin & Cantonese(native speaker), English(fluent),

Selected Group Exhibitions
Terra Incognita, MFA Thesis Exhibition, William Harris Gallery   |   Rochester, NY, 2018
The 1st Annual 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition, Wausau MOCA   |   Wausau, WI, 2017
LoosenArt Collective, LoosenArt Gallery   |   Rome, Italy, 2017
TURN UP II:The Alma Mater Edition, Popeye Gallery   |   Cleveland, OH, 2017
SPAS Honors Show, William Harris Gallery   |   Rochester, NY, 2017
MFA Work Share, William Harris Gallery   |   Rochester, NY, 2016
CO-LAB, Gallery R   |   Rochester, NY, 2016
The Same But Different, New York Center for Photographic Art   |   New York, NY, 2016
The self(ie) and the other:portraiture, PH21 Gallery   |   Budapest, Hungary, 2015
Merit Scholar Exhibition, The Galleries at CSU   |   Cleveland, OH, 2014 & 2015
The Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU   |   Cleveland, OH, 2013 - 2015
The 21st People’s Art Show, The Galleries at CSU   |   Cleveland, OH, 2012-2015
Western Reserve Photo Competition, Cuyahoga County Public Library   |   Cleveland, OH, 2014
Spotlight: Emerging Photographers, Cleveland Print Room   |   Cleveland, OH, 2013
Street Photography, LH Horton Jr Gallery   |   Stockton, CA, 2012

Selected Grants & Fellowships
William A. Reedy Endowed Scholarship   |   Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017
Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship   |   Rochester Institute of Technology, 2016 & 2017
Honorable Mention, International Photography Award   |   Los Angeles, CA, 2016 & 2017
Third Place Winner, The Same But Different   |   New York Center for Photographic Art, 2016
Full Scholarship, CSU-CIA Post-Bacc Program   |   Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2015
Visual Art Merit Scholarship   |   Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 2013 & 2014
Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship   |   Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland, OH, 2010

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

Press
LoosenArt Gallery. New York Center for Photographic Art, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Case Reserve Rreserve, Cleveland Magazine,Inside Business Magazine, Valley Magazine, Pulse Lorain County’s Magazine, Confucius Institute, Cleveland State University and The Cleveland Institute of Art.

Partners & Clients
Getty Images, Shutterstock offset, Urban Infant, Opolar, Asian Services in Action, Lincoln-West High School, and Kent State University.