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

2008-present    Photographer, Independent Contractor, Ann Arbor, MI

2000-present    Graphic/Web Designer, Independent Contractor, Ann Arbor, MI

2018-present    Label Owner/Art Director, 1473, Ann Arbor, MI

2012-2016    Adjunct Instructor: Web , Truman College, Chicago, IL

2003-2009    Creative Director, “Actually, Records.”, Chicago, IL

2006-2007    10th Grade English Teacher, Uplift Community School, Chicago, IL

2002-2004    Job Developer, Chinese American Service League, Chicago, IL

2000-2002    Health Care Assistant I, Planned Parenthood Chicago Area, Chicago, IL


Screenings

2019    Life, Life (Sakamoto - async), Nippon Connection Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany

2018    Billet-Doux NXMW FIlm Festival, Kalamazoo, MI

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

2012    Visions of Astropolis, Transistor, Chicago, IL

2011    The Promise (part 5), Sanawon, Center on Halsted, 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 / Sound Design


2019    Teeth Marks On The Everett, Composer + Performer, Jienan Yuan

2018    Light Hardware, Sound Design + Composer, BodyCompass Dance Project, Sarah Gottlieb

2017    Hell Cabaret II, Composer, Yo Sissy Music Fest, Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany, NIGHTPARADE, Holly Chernobyl

2017    Haikai, Composer, Post-Butoh Fest 2017, Japanese Cultural Center, Chicago, NIGHTPARADE, Holly Chernobyl

2016    TB Kinder, Sound Design + Composer, Tattoo Circus, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany, NIGHTPARADE, Holly Chernobyl

2015    Cairn and Cloud IV, Composer, BodyCompass Dance Project / Links Hall, Sarah Gottlieb

2015    Yolk, Composer, BodyCompass Dance Project / Links Hall, Sarah Gottlieb

2011    Lives of Confrontation, Composer,  Cincinnati Arts Center, Saira Wasim

2007    We Saw Everything, Composer + Performer, Jienan Yuan

2004    Papermoon, Composer, NYU School of Interactive Arts, Ann Poochareon

2004    Walking Between The Lines, Composer, Apple, Inc. Cherry Sky Films, Vincent Tsu


Performance

2019    That We Walk, Sound Design, Composer, Lighting Design, IS/LAND, DIA Friends of Asian Arts and Culture, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

2019    National Poetry Month: diVERSE voices, Video Art, AADL-Downtown, Ann Arbor, MI, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

2019    That We Walk, Sound Design, Composer, Lighting Design, IS/LAND, AADL -

Downtown, Ann Arbor, MI

2007    Teeth Marks On The Everett, Composer + Performer, Jienan Yuan

2019    That We Walk, Sound Design, Composer, Lighting Design, IS/LAND, AADL -

Downtown Branch, Ann Arbor, MI

2018    That We Walk, Sound Design, Composer, Lighting Design, IS/LAND, Links Hall,

Chicago, IL

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

2019    “Angry Reader of the Week” Angry Asian Man

2018    Chicago Magazine

2018    Chicago Tribune

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

REFERENCES


Larry Lee

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

llee2@saic.edu

312-291-6269


Tawa J. Mitchell

Program Officer, Digital Media + Learning

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

tmitchell@macfound.org

312-917-0203


Greg Grucel

Associate Creative Director

Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide

ggrucel@bluechipww.com

847.418.8000


Eric Mathiasen

Release Engineer

Trade Monster

eric@mathiasen.com

312-404-1359




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