work  &  cv


Currently lives and works in  Cleveland
Email: yiyun@yiyunchen.com
Instagram: yiyunchen2008

Education
2018        MFA, Photography and Related Media, Rochester Institute of Technology
2015         Post-Bacc, Photography and Video, The Cleveland Institute of Art
2015         BA, Studio Art Photography, Cleveland State University

Selected Exhibitions
2019         Distinguished Alumni Exhibition, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2019         BOUND Art Book + Zine Fair, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
2018         Terra Incognita, MFA Thesis Exhibition, William Harris Gallery, Rochester, NY
2017         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
2016         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
2015         The self(ie) and the other: portraiture, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014 to 2015           Merit Scholar Exhibition, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2013 to 2015           The Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2012 to 2015           The 21st People’s Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2014         Western Reserve Photo Competition, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland, OH
2013         Spotlight: Emerging Photographers, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH
2012         Street Photography, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA
Selected Grants and Fellowships
2017 to 2018           William A. Reedy Endowed Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology
2016 to 2018           Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology
2016 to 2017           Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA
2016         Third Place Winner, The Same But Different, New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY
2015         Full Scholarship, CSU-CIA Post-Bacc Program, Cleveland State University
2015         Honorable Mention, The 44th Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University
2015         Honorable Mention, The 35th Annual Best of College Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 to 2014           Visual Art Merit Scholarship, Cleveland State University
2011 to 2015           Radiance Scholarship, Cleveland State University
2010 to 2011           Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship, Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland, OH

Collections
Wallace Libraries, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Mandel Foundation, Cleveland OH
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Artist Talks and Presentations
2019   Photo II/III, Department of Art and Design, Cleveland State University
2018   Advanced Digital Projects, Photography + Video, Cleveland Institute of Art

Teaching and Professional Experience
Kent State University
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland Institute of Art
Rochester Institute of Technology
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Fast Ashleys Studios
Cleveland State University
Great Lakes Publishing