Born in Taipei, Taiwan, raised in New York City, and now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Art Institute, MFA, 2008
Stanford University, Masters and BA with honors, distinction & Phi Beta Kappa, 1999
Represented by Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions
Death Wooed Us, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY

In the Landscape, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

WaterLand, Carte Blanche Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In the Landscape, Photo Gallery, Oakland, CA

In the Landscape, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions
Westward, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA
Landed, Darkroom Detroit. Detroit, MI

Landscapes of Life & Death, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM

Boundless: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA 
T China, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Critical Mass Top 50: curated by Rebecca Senf, GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala
MOPA Photo Auction, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA 

After Ansel Adams, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
By Invitation Only: Revealing the Landscape, St Mary's College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA 

Critical Mass Top 50, curated by WM Hunt, Southeast Museum of Photography, FL
Critical Mass Top 50, curated by WM Hunt, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
CENTER'S Curve, Santa Fe, NM
Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia
Face-to-Face, The Human Image in the Collections of the Photographers: Network 2004-2013, Stadtische Galerie Iserlohn, Germany
MOPA Photo Auction, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
photo l.a. 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Looking at the Land, RISD Museum of Art, curated by Andy Adams, Providence, RI
The Curve: CENTER Award Winners, 2012, New Mexico Museum of Art,Santa Fe, NM
Transient States, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
18th Annual Juried Competition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Equivalents, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Sweet Snaps, Pro’jekt LA, Space 15Twenty, Los Angeles, CA

Fresh, KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
photographers: network 2011, Thomas Kellner's studio, Seigen, Germany
Made in Woodstock V, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Aground, PhotoCenter Northwest, Seattle, WA

Art for AIDS Auction, Live Auction, San Francisco, CA
Juried Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portlad, OR
Biennial Photography, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
Revisiting Beauty, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

MOPA, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
APATURE, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Art for AIDS Auction, Bonham and Butterfields, San Francisco, CA
Money-Money-Money, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Our Environment, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
ArtSeen 3, Downtown Gallery Row, Los Angeles, CA
Mirror for the 21st Century, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Ways and Means, 938 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

Flash Forward 07 Recycling Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
Another Country, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Home, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art for AIDS Auction, Bonham and Butterfields, San Francisco, CA
Composing Biology, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Two x 20, Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

Critical Mass Top 50
CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, finalist
Silver Eye Fellowship 14 International Photography Competition, International Award, selected by Linda-Benedict Jones, Carnegie Museum, Curator of Photography

CENTER Gallerist's Choice Award, 3rd place, selected by Lauren Panzo, Director, Pace/MacGill Gallery
Kolga International Photo Award, Conceptual Category
PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, nominee

APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Grant
CENTER Project Launch, honorable mention, selected by Virginia Heckert, Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum
Conscientious Portfolio Competitionfinalist
Griffin Museum's 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, honorable mention, selected by Paul Kopeikin
Equivalents, Photo Center NW, selected by W.M Hunt, honorable mention
Critical Mass Top 50

Aground, 2nd Place, selected by Karen Irvine, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Photography

Biennial Photography 2010, 1st place, selected by Lesley Martin, Aperture 

Ella King Torrey Award, San Francisco Art Institute,  nominee
ArtSeen Emerging Artists

Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation
PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris, fine arts category, honorable mention

Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography, curated by William A. Ewing, Thames & Hudson
Summertime, curated by Joanne Dugan, Chronicle Books
Flash Forward Tenth Special Anniversary Book, Magenta Foundation

Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Kolga

Flash Forward 2007, Magenta Foundation

Selected Features/Reviews
"Donna J. Wan," Pictura Gallery blog, February 18th

"Alluring Images of Dark Destinations on Display in ‘Westward’ Group Show," San Francisco Chronicle, May 11th
"“In Their Versions of the West, the Landscapes Are Never Empty," KQED, May 31st

"Death Wooed Us - Donna J. Wan," Lens Magazine, August 2016 print edition, China-based magazine

"Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Mar. 16-22)," Feature Shoot
"Donna J. Wan Addresses Suicide in Her Challenging Series 'Death Wooed Us,'" PDN, April
"Death Wooed Us - Donna J. Wan," The South Edition Magazine

"Idyllic Photos of Summertime," Feature Shoot
"Donna J. Wan's Haunting Photos of Suicide Destinations," Beautiful Decay
"The Beautiful Landscapes People Saw Before Committing Suicide,"
"Donna J. Wan," Aint-Bad Magazine
"The Last View: Beautiful, Unsettling Photos of Suicide Locations," Feature Shoot
"The Breathtaking Places Where People Have Gone to Die," Lost at E Minor
"Donna J. Wan: Travel to the Popular Places for Suicides," Photoworld (magazine published in China)
"Fellowship 14 at Silver Eye Center for Photography," Tribe Live, Arts and Entertainment

what makes my life real simple,” REALSIMPLE feature, November print edition
“Down by the Water: Exploring 'WaterLand," The Daily Californian 
“SF Bay Area art picks, Feb. 14-17,” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Events you can’t miss in February,” California Home + Design
“WaterLand,” Lost in SF
“Interview with Photographer Donna Wan,” CDS (Documentary Studies at Duke University) Porch

"Today’s Flak Photo: Donna J. Wan, At the Air Strip," Flak Photo
Landscape, ARCHIVO Autumn IssueNo 2, online and print
“Rarefied A-I-R: Donna J. Wan,“ PDN, Holly Hughes, online & print, November
“2012 Center Award Winners,” Fraction Magazine

"In the Landscape," Dude Magazine
"Donna J. Wan's Promised Lands," Beautiful Decay
"In the Landscape," Dead Porcupine Magazine
"Fraction Magazine Special Edition of Fresh Show 2011," W.M. Hunt
"Klompching Gallery's Fresh 2011 Exhibition," Lenscratch
"At the Edge of the Lake," PDN Picture of the Day, July 19
"Lay of the Land," Forward Thinking Museum blog, January

"Contemporary Photographer: Donna Wan," Joerg Colberg, Conscientious
"Promised Lands," Fraction Magazine, Issue 14

“Cashing in: Mary Jane Jacob juries ARC Gallery’s timely ‘Money, Money, Money,” Time Out Chicago, January 8-14, 2009, p. 53

“Ways and Means: SFAI Group Show,” SF Weekly, April 16-22, 2008, p.31
“Mirror for the 21st Century, The Saatchi Gallery, UK/Saatchi Online

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
BNY Mellon Bank
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
San Francisco Arts Commission
Pulizter Prize winning author, Richard Ford

Additional Information
Commissioned by the New York Style Magazine (T Magazine) to photograph for "Meaning of Life" for the print 10th Anniversary edition
Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley, invited by Allan deSouza, 2013
Guest Teacher, Landscape Photography Workshop, Olana, Hudson, New York, 2010
Guest Lecturer, UCLA, invited Catherine Opie, 2009
Artist-In-Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, 2009