CHIEN-AN YUAN

Ann Arbor, MI
[email protected]
www.chienanyuan.com 

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

Work History
2008-present Photographer, Ann Arbor, MI
2000-present Graphic/Web Designer, Ann Arbor, MI
2012-2016 Adjunct Instructor: Web , Truman College, Chicago, IL
2003-2009 Creative Director, “Actually, Records.”, Chicago, IL


Screenings

2017 "Life As (606-481)" Over The Real Festival, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Lorenzo Viani Viareggio, Viareggio, Italy,  

Curator: Maurizio Tozzi

2017 "Billet-Doux" Screen.Dance.Now., Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI, Curator: Joanna McNamara

2017 "Billet-Doux" Big River Dance Festival, 4th Avenue Arts Theater, Huntington, WVA, Curator: Summer Logan & Jessica Lynn Fox

2017 "Billet-Doux" Moving 24FPS Festival, The Jam Handy, Detroit, MI, Curator: Marcus White


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
2002-2009 Coordinator, Project A
2002-2005 Member, Asian American Artist Collective Chicago

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