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




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, Review Santa Fe, 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


Aground, PhotoCenter Northwest, Seattle, WA

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


Art for AIDS Auction, Live Auction, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Juried Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

Biennial Photography 2010, 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, Nomine


APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Grant

CENTER Project Launch, honorable mention, selected by Virginia Heckert, Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum 

Conscientious Portfolio Competition, finalist

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, curated by William Ewing, book published by Thames & Hudson

Summertime, curated by Joanne Dugan, Chronicle Books

Flash Forward Tenth Special Anniversary Book, published by Magenta Foundation

"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, Nov. print edition

“Down by the Water: Exploring 'WaterLand," Addy Bhasin, 

The Daily Californian 

“SF Bay Area art picks, Feb. 14-17,” Mary Eisenhart, (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Events you can’t miss in February,” California Home + Design

“WaterLand,” Lost in SF

“Interview with Photographer Donna Wan,” Malina Chavez and Courtney McDaniel, CDS (Documentary Studies at Duke University) Porch


"Today’s Flak Photo: Donna J. Wan, At the Air Strip," Flak Photo

Landscape, ARCHIVO Autumn Issue, No 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, December

"Donna J. Wan's Promised Lands," Amir Fallah, Beautiful Decay

"In the Landscape," Raffaele Capasso and Francesco Claudio Cipolleta, 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," Rachel Wolff, Forward Thinking Museum blog, January


"Contemporary Photographer: Donna Wan," Joerg Colberg, Conscientous

“Promised Lands,” Fraction Magazine, Issue 14


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


“Ways and Means: SFAI Group Show,” Traci Vogel, SF Weekly, April 16-22, 2008, p.31

“Your Reviews: 'Mirror for the 21st Century," The Saatchi Gallery, UK/Saatchi Online



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
BNY Mellon Bank
Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
 Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Ford



2008 San Francisco Art Institute, MFA

1999 Stanford University, Masters and BA with honors, distinction & Phi Beta Kappa



Commissioned by the New York Style Magazine (T Magazine) to photograph for "Meaning of Life" for the print 10th Anniversary edition (10/19/2014)
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