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yiyun@yiyunchen.com
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Yiyun Chen 陳毅贇
Currently lives and works in Cleveland

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

Exhibitions (Selected)
2021    Reimagining Hope, Month of Photography Denver Festival, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO
2021    Vividness, Downtown Gallery, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
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 -- 2015    Merit Scholar Exhibition, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2013 -- 2015    The Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, OH
2012 -- 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

Grants and Fellowships (Selected)
2021     Ralph M. Besse Excellence in Teaching Award - student’s nomination, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
2020    Emergency Relief Grant, Spaces, Cleveland, OH
2017 -- 2018    William A. Reedy Endowed Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2016 -- 2018    Theodore Chapman Graduate Scholarship, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2016 -- 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, Cleveland, OH
2015    Honorable Mention, The 44th Student Art Show, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
2015    Honorable Mention, The 35th Annual Best of College Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
2013 -- 2014    Visual Art Merit Scholarship, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
2011 -- 2015    Radiance Scholarship, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
2010 -- 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    Artist Talk, Photo II/III, Department of Art and Design, Cleveland State University
2018    Photobook and Installation, Advanced Digital Projects, Photography + Video, Cleveland Institute of Art