Color & Light Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
My image, "At the Gorge," is to be exhibited at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta as part of the Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition. Esteemed curator and collector W.M. Hunt curated this exhibition.
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
675 Drewry Street, Suite 6, Atlanta, 30306
May 17th - July 13th, 2013
Kolga Award 2013
I am a recipient of this year's Kolga Award. Six awards were given out and my In the Landscape work received the one in the Conceptual Category.
As part of the award, my work was exhibited at the Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia from May 1 - 7.
CENTER Gallerist Choice Award and Exhibition
I received this year's CENTER Gallerist's Choice Award, 3rd Place. This competition was juried by Lauren Panzo, Director of the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York, NY.
As part of this award, photographs from the winning series (In the Landscape) will be exhibited at the CENTER space in June 2013.
Review of WaterLand Exhibition in The Daily Californian
Nice review of my recent exhibition, WaterLand, at Gallery Carte Blanche.
WaterLand solo exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche
I am excited to announce my first solo exhibition, WaterLand, in San Francisco. This exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche highlights work from my Promised Lands, In the Landscape, and other projects around the theme of water and the landscape.
Please join me at the opening reception.
(There is a parking lot on 21st between Mission and Valencia.)
Reception: Friday, February 15, from 6pm - 9pm.
Exhibition Dates: February 15 - March 27, 2013
973 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Work at the Lucie Foundation's booth at photo l.a.
"In and By the River" and "At the Salt Flats" from the In the Landscape project were displayed at the Lucie Foundation's exhibition space at photo l.a. January 17-21, 2013.
Interview with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The Center for Documentary Studies published an interview with me about my work from In the Landscape, Promised Lands, and other projects and my working process. The interview, conducted by a student at CDS, is posted online on their website, CDS Porch.
FLAK PHOTO of the day (At the Air Strip)
"At the Air Strip", 2012, from the In the Landscape project was featured on Flak Photo of the day on November 9, 2012.
Both this photograph and "On a Cliff (Overlooking the Surf)", which was in Flak Photo's Looking at the Land traveling exhibition, are included in the Flak Photo Collection.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art's Emerging Photographers Auction
"On an Overlook" from the In the Landscape series was included in Daniel Cooney Fine Art's Emerging Photographers Auction in New York. To see the print, please visit:
Daniel Cooney Fine Art
508 W 26th St #9C New York, NY 10001
Looking at the Land
Andy Adams from Flak Photo has chosen "On a Cliff (Overlooking the Surf)" from my In the Landscape series to be part of the Looking at the
This show is part of RISD Museum of Art's current show, America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, and will be up from Friday, September 21, 2012
to January, 13, 2013. The exhibition has already been featured in:
2013 PDN's 30
I have been nominated for 2013 PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Final selections haven't been announced yet, so I am crossing my fingers.
Gallery Photographica New Images Photography Awards
Work from my In the Landscape series
has received a Second Place award from Rose Marasco for Gallery
Photographica's New Images Photography Awards. In addition to the
award, my work will be included in an exhibition at Studio 17 in San
Francisco. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 pm on Saturday, November 10th, 2012.
ARCHIVOzine: Autumn Issue: n.02 20
My In the Landscape series is featured in
ARCHIVOzine's Autumn issue on landscape photography. You can take
a look at the digital publication here.
(Honestly, it's a beautifully designed magazine with very interesting
writing.) A hard-copy book containing this and the three other issues
of the year will be published at the end of the year.
PDN Interview about residency at CPW
Last month I was interviewed by PDN about my artist residency at the
Center for Photography at Woodstock. This interview, conducted by Holly Hughes, editor of PDN, is featured online
and is in the current (November 2012) print issue of PDN.
APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship $5,000 Grant!
I am very excited to announce that I received the APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Grant of $5,000. This grant will be used for my new series investigating the natural and landscape places where people have committed suicide.
I will receive the award at the Tenth Annual Lucie Awards in at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom in Los Angeles on Monday, October 8, 2012.
In the Landscape solo exhibition at Gallery 1401
I am very excited to announce my first solo exhibition of my In the Landscape series at Gallery 1401 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. This exhibition was curated by Harris Fogel, Associate Professor of Photography. Sixteen images from this project will be shown on the gallery walls.
Dates: August 17
– Sept 14
Gallery 1401 of
Terra Hall, 14th
211 South Broad
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fraction Magazine Special Edition
In collaboration with Review Santa Fe, Fraction Magazine has issued a special edition of the 2012 award winners. Work from my "In the Landscape" project, which won Review Santa Fe's Project Launch Honorable Mention award, is included in this special edition.
The Curve, Center Award Winners, New Mexico Museum of Art
Work from my "In the Landscape" project, which won a Project Launch Honorable Mention award selected by Virginia Heckert, J. Paul Getty Museum is included in this exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art as part of Review Santa Fe's 2012 award winners.
Dates: May 25 - August 26, 2012
Museum of Art
107 West Palace
Santa Fe, NM
Sweet Snaps, Pro'jekt LA Summer Series, Lucie Foundation
I am very pleased to announce that several photographs from both my In the Landscape and Promised Lands projects have been shown in the August installment of the Lucie Foundation's Pro'jekt LA Summer Series, juried by Jade Tran.
Date & Reception: August 2, 2012
1520 N. Cahuenga
Los Angeles, CA
Transient States at SF Camerawork
Two of my photographs, "In the Snow Forest" (above) and "In the Gorge" were selected by Lisa Sutcliffe, Associate Curator at the SFMOMA, for inclusion for the Transient States exhibition at SF Camerawork. The above photograph was also selected by Lisa Sutcliffe to be used as the singular image of the show's postcard.
Dates: July 10 - August 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2012, 5 - 8pm
Equivalents exhibition at the PhotoCenter NW
Two photographs, "Untitled (Yilan)" (above) and "Untitled (Winston)," from my Promised Lands project were selected for the Equivalents exhibition juried by W.M Hunt at the Photo Center NW in Seattle. The above photograph was also singled out for an Honorable Mention award.
Dates: August 3 - September 18, 2012
Reception: Friday, August 3, 2012, 8 - 9:45pm
Lecture: W.M. Hunt, Friday, August 3, 7pm at the Seattle Art Museum
Photo Center NW
900 12th Avenue
Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition
I am happy to announce that my image, In and By the River (above), from the In the Landscape series is to be included in the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography later in the summer. This photo was also given an "Honorable Mention" by the juror.
Exhibition dates: July 19th - September 2nd, 2012
Juror: Paul Kopeikin, Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles
Award: Honorable Mention
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road(781) 729-1158
Winchester, MA 01890
REVIEW SANTA FE Project Launch - Honorable Mention
I am very excited to announce that my project In the Landscape received an Honorable Mention award from the Review Santa Fe competition. This award was one of three given for this competition category (First Place was Odette England and the other Honorable Mention award was for Yiorgos Kordakis).
In addition, I was also informed that this series made it to the 3rd round of judging and was in the top 4% for the Project Competition, which received over 700 entries from around the world.
I am very pleased by the award and look forward to attending Review Santa Fe in May/June of 2012.
The juror, Virginia Heckert, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, wrote this about my work:
"Donna Wan's In the Landscape project successfully borrows a tradition
from landscape painting, that of 19th-century Romantic painters'
introduction of a figure seen from behind to lead the viewer into the
scene, to depict a wide range of vacation and leisure destinations.
Elevated vantage points and less-than-ideal lighting conditions
introduce distancing elements that underscore the investigative nature
of her observation of individuals interacting with the landscape."
Dead Porcupine Magazine feature
My In the Landscape series was featured in Dead Porcupine Magazine in August 2011.
Beautiful Decay Feature
Promised Lands was featured in the Beautiful Decay website on September 12, 2011. Click on the link above to read about it.
AGROUND exhibition at the Photo Center Northwest
I am pleased to announce that three of my images from the In the Landscape series were selected for the AGROUND: 16th Annual Photo Competition exhibition juried by Karen Irvine, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary
Photography. Images include At the Snow Forest, At the Edge of the Lake, and At the Gorge.
Second Place: My images were awarded the Second Place prize consisting of $500 and a Blurb gift certificate!
Exhibition dates: August 5th - October 12th, 2011
Artists' Reception & Awards: August 5th, 8:00-9:45pm
Lecture: Karen Irvine, Friday, August 5th, 7pm at the Seattle Art Museum
Photo Center Northwest
900 12th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122
Fraction Magazine special edition on Fresh show
Coinciding with the Fresh exhibition at the Klompching Gallery in New York, Fraction Magazine is publishing a
special online edition of its magazine for the four exhibiting
photographers (Skott Chandler, Harold Ross, Ahron D. Weiner, and myself) with an introduction by W.M. Hunt. Please click on the link above to see it.
FRESH Exhibition at Klompching Gallery!
I am very excited to announce that I have been selected for the FRESH exhibition at the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Esteemed curator/collector W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching curated this exhibition showcasing the work of four contemporary photographers. Four images from the In the Landscape series will be shown alongside the work of Skott Chandler, Harold Ross, and Ahron D. Weiner.
"Donna J. Wan does literally put us “In the Landscape.” How we look or
how we see is at the heart of this work. Man’s presence is important in
this work because it provides us with a sense of scale, the way in which
we are dwarfed by the enormity of Nature. She gets it right. Seeing
from the photographer’s distant point of view we share that smallness,
like little specks of humanity, flies on the wall … of a mountain". -
Exhibition dates: July 20 - August 13, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 21st, 6-8pm
(I will be attending the reception in NYC.)
111 Front Street, Suite 206
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel.: 212 796 2070
photographers: network 2011
I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be a part of Thomas Kellner's photographers: network 2011. There will be an exhibition of this year's selection, which includes the above photograph "In the Snow Forest," June 25th – July 3rd in Siegen, Germany.
Exhibition dates: June 25 - July 3, 2011
Opening Reception: June 24, 7pm
Artist Talks: June 25, 10-12am
studio Thomas Kellner
Tel: +49 271 238 33 43
Made in Woodstock V at CPW
Work from my Promised Lands series will be included in the Made in Woodstock V exhibition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. This work was made during my artist residency at CPW during the summer of 2009.
Exhibition Dates: Jan 15 - Mar 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan 15th, 4-6pm
Center for Photography at Woodstock
59 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
My work featured on the Conscientious website!
My work was featured on Conscientious on August 26th, 2010.
Conscientious is a website by Joerg Colberg containing some of the most interesting and relevant discussions on the state of contemporary photography today.