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Yuanyuan Zhao (赵圆缘) was born in Fujian, China. She moved to the Bronx with her family when she was thirteen. She graduated from Princeton Unviersity with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art & Archaeology (practice of art track) with a focus on photography. She started photography in freshman year of college when she took an intro to digital photography class with Jeff Whetstone. She has also studied under Fia Backström, Deana Lawson and James Welling during her undergraduate career. Her senior thesis was a photogrpahy exhibition which aimed to explore her East Asian identity. She uses both film (medium format and 4x5) and digital cameras for her photographic practices.


Sunset, Sunrise
group show | B[x] Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | Sept 2019

narcssst ii
joint show | Hagan Gallery, Princeton NJ | May 2019

senior thesis exhibition | Hurley Gallery, Princeton NJ | Apr 2019

No Commission
the Dean Collection, group show | Art Basel Miami | Dec 2018

House of VIS
group show | Lucas Gallery, Princeton NJ | Sept 2018

Mathey College Portrait
group show | Hamilton Hall, Mathey College | May 2018

group show | Chancellor Green, Princeton University | May 2018

Junior Project Show
group show | Hurley Gallery, Princeton University | Apr 2018

International Eye Contest (award: Best in Show Prize)
group show | Princeton University | 2017