Yan Wang Preston was born in Henan Province in China. Now based in West Yorkshire, she is a visual artist with sustained interests in landscape representation and its relationship to national and personal identities. Wang Preston’s practice is characterised by long-term and rigorous research processes that are led by her committed embodiment within the landscape. Internationally and critically acclaimed projects include, Mother River (2010-2014), Forest (2010-2017), and With Love. From an Invader (2020-2021). Solo exhibitions include the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK (2022), LOOK Photo Biennale, Liverpool, UK (2019), Xposure Photography Festival, UAE (2018), Gallery of Photography Ireland (2017), Chongqing China Three Gorges Museum (2015) and the Swatch Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Wang Preston’s work has been published as two monographs: Mother River (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2018) and Forest (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2018). Her work is held in several collections and she is represented by Messums London.