Jiayun Chen is an artist from Wenzhou, China. She earned a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts (2020) and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the USC Roski School of Art and Design (2023). Chen is drawn to slow-paced artmaking processes, relying on drawing, sculpture, and installation as her preferred media. She is interested in language and the inevitable slippages that occur as a result of communication. She finds inspiration in social phenomena, creating work that twists the familiar through wit, humor, and the poetic. She has been invited to participate in the collaborative project, Swept Away: Love Letter to a Surrogate (forthcoming, 2023), featuring pairings of East and West coast artists. She will have her work featured in the upcoming exhibition "in the depth of the mouth inhabits the light that takes shape" curated by Nahui Garcia at Fellows of Contemporary Art gallery (January 2023).