CHIEN-AN YUAN

Ann Arbor, MI
chienanyuan@gmail.com
www.chienanyuan.com 

Education
MED, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
BSS in Cultural Studies, Ohio University, 2004 

Work History
2012-present     Adjunct, Truman College, Chicago, IL
2008-present     Photographer, Chicago, IL
2003-present     Creative Director, “Actually, Records.”, Chicago, IL
2000-present     Graphic Designer, Freelance, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions
2014       Bricolage 4, Transistor, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions
2012       Mercy, Not Sacrifice IV, Syrup Loft, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Elizabeth Kim
2012       America Through a Chinese Lens, Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY, Curator: Herb Tam
2011        Sexier, I Was Born With Two Mango Tribes (w/ Greg Grucel, Jon Monteverde), Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago, IL, Curator: Larry Lee
2011        Sexy, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL Curator: Larry Lee
2004       100 Cuts, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL Curator: Larry Lee and Laura Kina
2004       Coming Soon, Project A, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL Curator: Larry Lee
2003       Operation:Human Intelligence, Project: A, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL Curator: Contemporary Arts Council

Curatorial
2012       Art Blank Activism, Project A, Asian American Cultural Center, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL,
2005       Image X Sound : The Short Films of Tatsu Aoki, Gene Siskel Film Center, FAAIM,Chicago, IL 

“Actually, Records.”
2011        Art Direction + Design, XYZR_KX Secession in Astropolis
2011        Art Direction + Design, Joel Walter Nowhere in Fiction
2009       Art Direction + Design, Kite Operations Festival
2008       Producer,Art Direction + Design, Jienan Yuan We Saw Everything
2007       Co-Producer,Art Direction + Design, The Gold Medalists The City Lights Us On Fire
2007       Art Direction + Design, Oishi No In Between
2007       Art Direction+ Design, Joel Walter Heart of Branches
2007       Co-Producer,Art Direction + Design, Hope In Ghosts All Your Departures
2006       Art Direction+ Design, Ee Capital Plans
2006       Art Direction+ Design, The Red Wheelbarrow Homemade Life Raft
2006       Art Direction+Design, XYZR_KX Inanomie Op.221
2004       Art Direction+ Design, XYZR_KX Falls Off The Curb, Chump Style  

Music Composition
2015       Composer, BodyCompass Dance Project / Links Hall, Sarah Gottlieb Cairn and Cloud IV
2015       Composer, BodyCompass Dance Project / Links Hall, Sarah Gottlieb Yolk
2011        Composer, Saira Wasim Lives of Confrontation
2007       Composer, Jienan Yuan We Saw Everything
2004       Composer, NYU School of Interactive Arts, Ann Poochareon Papermoon
2004       Composer, Apple, Inc. Cherry Sky Films, Vincent Tsu Walking Between The Lines

Performance
2007       Functional Displacement, Links Hall, Actually, Records, Chicago, IL
2004       The 9th Chicago Asian American Jazz Festival, Hothouse, Asian Improv Arts Midwest, Chicago, IL
2004       Mars, Marriage and Mass Distraction, Gene Siskel Film Center, Asian American Artists Collective Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003       Conflict Theory, Remote Lounge, “Actually, Records.”, NYC, NY
2003       Blemish,Women in the Director’s Chair, “Actually, Records.”, Chicago, IL
2003       Endlessism,Guild Complex, “Actually, Records.”, Chicago, IL
2003       Register This!, Gene Siskel Film Center, Asian American Artists Collective Chicago,Chicago, IL
2002       Re:911, Gene Siskel Film Center, Asian American Artists Collective Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Selected Press
2013     "Super Mario Snowman” Huffington Post Chicago
2012     "Goings On About Town: Art" The New Yorker
2012      Stauffer, Tema. "How Do I Fit Into This?" ArtSlant
2012       Massara, Kathleen. "America Through A Chinese Lens' At Museum Of Chinese In America" Huffington Post
2012       "Must See Arts In The City April 25 - May 1, 2012" WNYC
2012       Mustich, Emma. "Chasing The Chinese-American Dream" Salon
2011       Kuennen,Joel.  “Bringing Sexy Back.” ArtSlant 
2009       Wong,Martin. “We Saw Everything Review” Giant Robot
2009       Packota,Rachel Rain. “We Saw Everything Review” Lucid Forge
2009       Aripinati,Nicolo. “We Saw Everything Review” Indie For Bunnies
2005       Francisco,Kristina. “Labelmakers: Punc Rock” UR Chicago Music 

Lectures and Presentations
2012       Guest Lecturer, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
2005       Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan

Affiliations
2002-present     Coordinator, Project A
2002-2005         Member, Asian American Artist Collective Chicago
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