Artist’s Bio

Dennis Yuen is an artist and award-winning designer who works with a range of media including: book arts, interactive media, photography and video.

Dennis has been making books since he was a child. He practices Coptic, long stitch, stab, pamphlet and flat-back binding, often applying variations on these traditional techniques to fascinating effect. His works combine his knowledge in graphic design and technology with book arts. Dennis’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and was featured in various publications. Between 2004 and 2012, he maintained the Cai Lun Paper and Bookmaking Blog, which has gained popularity in the bookbinding community.

Dennis holds a Bachelor degree in film from Hong Kong and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design.

Select Exhibitions

2015 Group Show; Foundry Art Centre, MI

2013-2014 Rat Race; Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, MI

2013 Beneath The Covers; Foundry Art Centre, MI

2012 Fourth National Juried Show; San Diego Book Arts, CA

2012 Crafts National; Mulvane Art Museum, KS

2012 Artists’ Book Corncupia III; Abecedarian Gallery, CO

2011 Glass & Thread; Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, NY

2011 NOPX|artbook 2010|2011 – International contest of artist book; NOPX, Turin, Italy

2011 THE BOOK: A Contemporary View; Towson University, MD

2011 The Un(framed) Photograph; The Center for Book Arts, NY

2011 Solo Show; Phoenix Gallery, NY

2010-2011 THE BOOK: A Contemporary View; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DE

2010 Ear to the Page; The Center for Book Arts, NY

2010 Eye of the Beholder, Art of the Found Object; Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, MD

2010 Fit To Be Bound; Everson Museum of Art, NY

2010 Art D’Eco; Gallery 125, NJ

2009 Reclaim, Reuse, Renew; Ball State University, IN

2009 Bibliophoria; Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA

2009 Inside/Outside – Book Arts; Foundry Art Centre, MI

2008 Dog-Eared Artist Book Show; Purdue University, IN

2007 Parsons 10 Years Running; Chelsea Art Museum, NY

2000 MFA Thesis Exhibition; Parsons School of Design, NY

1998 Film, My Auditory Degradation, screening at The 3rd China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Student Film and Video Festival; Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong

1998 – 2002 The Fine Arts Academy

Select Publications

2014 Work featured in Inspiration of Book; published by Artpower, China

2013 Work featured in 500 Handmade Books Volume 2; published by Lark Books, NC

2012 Work featured in 1,000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art; published by Quarry Books, MA

2011 The Book: A Contemporary View, by J. Susan Isaacs; published by The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, DE

2009 Work featured in Re-Bound by Jeannine Stein; published by Quarry Books, MA

2008 Work featured in 500 Handmade Books; published by Lark Books, NC

2007 Work featured in Theme Magazine

2004 Interactive work featured in Rain — The World About Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain; published by Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia

1999 Interactive work featured in IdN Magazine


2013 Group Award Winner, Beneath The Covers; Foundry Art Centre, MI

2003 Winner of Moblog Template Design Competition; Text America

1998 Award for secondstage web site, noted as “direct and intimate;” Apple Design Competition

1997 and 1998 Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship; Hong Kong