Yiyun Chen    |    email: yiyun@yiyunchen.com
Currently lives and works in Cleveland OH

MFA, Photography and Related Media   |   May 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

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

BA, Studio Art Photography   |   May 201
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Related Experience & Software Skills
Digtal/ Film camera: 35mm, Medium and Large Format
Digital Printing, Color Calibration and Profile Management
Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Darkroom Skills: B&W, Color Developing & Printing
Film Digitiztion, Flextight, Drum and Flatbed Scanning
High End Photo Retouching
Digital Video Editing
Handmade Photobook Binding
Studio/ Location Lighting (strobe, hot lights, LED)
Professional Studio Equipment & Setup
Audio/ Visual Equipment and Cables
Power Tools and Construction Skills
Adobe Photoshop   
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Camera RAW
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Illustrator      
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects             
Adobe Premiere            
Apple Final Cut Pro
Phaseone Capture one Pro
Hasselblad Flextight
Microsoft office Suite


Selected Grants & Fellowships
William A. Reedy Endowed Scholarship   |   Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017
Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship   |   Rochester Institute of Technology, 2016 - 2018
Honorable Mention, Fine Art Portrait, International Photography Awards   |   Los Angeles, CA, 2016 & 2017
Third Place Winner, The Same But Different   |   New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, NY, 2016
Finalists, Best of Photography Contest   |   Photographer's Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, 2015
Full Scholarship, CSU-CIA Post-Baccalaureate Program   |   Cleveland State University, 2015
Honorable Mention, The 44th Student Art Show   |   The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH, 2015
Honorable Mention, The 35th Annual Best of College Photography Contest   |   Photographer's Forum Magazine, 2015
Merit Scholar, Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition   |   Cleveland State University, 2013 - 2015
Radiance Scholarship   |   Cleveland State University, 2011 - 2015
Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship, Cleveland City Hall   |   Cleveland, OH, 2010

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 Open Photography 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

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

Press & Clients
Getty Images, Shutterstock, Urban Infant, 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, Asian Services in Action,
Lincoln-West High School, Cleveland State University, Kent State University
and Rochester Institute of Technology etc.