Born and raised in Guangdong, China, Yiyun Chen is a Visual Artist based in Cleveland OH.  Yiyun received his MFA photography and related media from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018. He holds the Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University and was invited into the Post Bac program at Cleveland Institute of Art in 2015 where he continued his studies in photography and video.

Since 2010 he has been in over 15 exhibitions and has received numerous awards and scholarships for his creative work –  most notable in 2016 he received an honorable mention from the International Photography Award in Los Angeles, CA, and in 2017 his artwork was included in an exhibition in Rome Italy. He also received the Theodore Chapman and William A. Reedy Endowment Scholarship in support of his graduate work from RIT.

Yiyun's work has been published in Cleveland Magazine, Inside-Business Magazine, Valley Magazine, Pulse Magazine, Case Reserve Review, and The Cleveland Stater, etc.