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J. Yuen Ling Chiu is a printmaker and artist educator. Her research-based practice involves collaborating with artists to push the boundaries of traditional print and collage. She is a print technician at Thames Barrier Print Studio, a member of Second Floor Studios & Arts, and works at the National Maritime Museum and UCL Art Museum.