Awards and Grants:

2019  First Prize, Professional Landscape, Sony World Photography Awards

2018  One Hundred Heroines, The Royal Photographic Society, UK

2017  First Prize, Professional Commission, Syngenta Photography Award

         River Stories, Project Grant, Arts Council England

2016  Shiseido Photographer Prize, Three Shadows Photography Award, China

2015  Selected artist, 2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, British Council

2014  Reviewers Choice Award, FORMAT Portfolio Review, Derby, UK

         Clifton Camera Award, FORMAT Portfolio Review, Derby, UK

         Genesis Imaging Award, FORMAT Portfolio Review, Derby, UK

2013  Finalist, Renaissance Photography Prize, UK

         Third Prize, Curator’s Choice Awards CENTER, Santa Fe, USA

2011  Residency Grant, Arts Council England, UK

2006  Research & Development Grant, Arts Council England, UK

         Selected Artist for PAD Scheme, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester UK


Solo Exhibitions:

2021  Yan Wang Preston, Street Views, Belfast Exposed, Northern Ireland

2019  Forest, Side Gallery, Newcastle, UK

         Forest, LOOK Photo Biennial, Liverpool, UK

         Forest, Cortona On The Move Photography Festival, Italy

         He, LOOK Photo Biennial, Liverpool, UK

2018  Forest, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Gibson's Mill, Hebden Bridge, UK

         She Dreams, LiverpoolONE, Liverpool, UK

         Forest, 'After the Future' Contemporary Art Festival, Plymouth, UK

         Forest, XPOSURE International Photography Festival, Sharjah, UAE

2017  Forest, GETXOPHOTO, Getxo, Spain

         Now and Before, Liverpool International Photography Festival, UK

         Mother River, Gallery of Photography Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

         Mother River, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK

2015  Mother River, China Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China

         Mother River, Wuhan Art Museum, China

         Mother River, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Gallery, Shanghai, China

         Mother River, the 56th Venice Biennale, Swatch Pavilion, Italy

         Mother River, Lianzhou Fotofestival, Lianzhou, China

2014 Hé - River Together, Touchstones Rochdale, UK


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021  Forest, in The Art of Trees, Gund Gallery, Ohio, USA

         Forest, in Cohabitation, Berlin, Germany

         She and He, in Public Life, Fotofest, Houston, Texas, USA

2020  Mother River, in The Climate Emergency In 50 Rounds, Fotobokfestival Oslo, Norway

         Paper Geographies, Manchester Central Library, UK

         Forest, in Ten by Ten, Fotofest Biennial 2020, Houston, Texas, USA

         Forest, in Pier to Pier, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China

2019  She Dreams, in A Portrait of, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

         Forest, in Pier to Pier, LOOK Biennial, St. George's Hall, Liverpool, UK

         Forest, in Our Happy Life: Architecture and Well-Being in the Age of Emotional Capitalism, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, Canada

         209 Women, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

         Forest, in Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

2018  209 Women, Portcullis House (The House of Parliament), London, UK

         Forest, in Family of No Man, The Rencontres d’Arles, France 

         Forest, in Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Three Shadows Photography Award, The Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing and Xiamen, China

         Mother River,  in 40 Years of Chinese Chinese Photography, OCAT, Shenzhen, China

2017  Forest, in Parallel 2017, C-Art Centre, Chongqing, China

         Forest, in Syngenta Photography Award, Somerset House, London, UK

         Forest, in Syngenta Photography Award, Saraceni House, Bologna, Italy

         Mother River, in Kaunas Photo 2017, Lithuania

2016  Mother River, in Dubai Photo Exhibition Dubai, United Arab Emirates

         Mother River, in Immeasurable: Three Shadows Photography Annual Award, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing and Xiamen, China

         Mother River, in Pondyphoto 2016 Pondicherry, India

2014  Yuán, in Beyond Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

         Yán, in Flow- British and Chinese Landscape Artists, Xu Space, Chongqing, China

         Yuán, in Frames Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, UK

2013  Forest, in Renaissance Photography Prize, The Wapping Project Bankside, London, UK

         Forest, in Curve-CENTER Awards Exhibition, CENTER Space, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

         Forest, in Polyphony Open-June Youth Artists Annual Exhibition, Chongqing, China

2012  Forest, in Terra Cognita, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Holland     

2010  China: Journey to the East, York Art Gallery, UK                                                                                      

2007  Cherish: Chinese Families in Britain, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK