Born and raised in Guangdong China, Yiyun Chen is an imaging artist from Cleveland OH, currently living in Rochester NY. He is a Photography and Related Media 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.