In 2012 I went back to China with my family for a short vacation. When we were taking off from the airport, my mother whispered to me: “we are going home now.” Two months after, when returned back to the U.S., she said again, “we are going home now.” I thought about those words and questioned, so where is home? In the conversation Mom asked me: “Where do you like it better ?” I had no answer.
Born and raised in Guangdong China, Yiyun Chen is an artist from Cleveland OH, currently living in Rochester NY. He has recently entered an Imaging Arts MFA program in Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a Post-BA in photography and video from The Cleveland Institute of Arts, and BA in Studio Art Photography from Cleveland State University. His work has been exhibited in local galleries in several locations, including Cleveland, New York and California. in 2015, his work were exhibited in galleries in Hungary. He has even been featured in Cleveland Magazine, Inside-Business Magazine, Valley Magazine, Pulse Magazine, Case Reserve Review, and The Cleveland Stater etc.