Jan Dunning was born in 1975. She gained a BA honours degree in English Literature and Fine Art from Exeter University, before completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Photography at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design.
Dunning’s work with pinhole photography has been exhibited in the UK and internationally – recent solo exhibitions include Artificial Realities, Black and White Gallery, New York, Secrets, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, All the Wild Ones, Standpoint, London, and Natural Histories, firstsite, Colchester, UK. Her work has been included in group exhibitions including The Space Between, St Pancras Crypt, London, Fantastic, Found and Fake: Conjunction 2008 (Commissioned Artist), Airspace Gallery/The Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, UK, Chasing Tales, Project 4 Gallery, Washington DC, USA, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 31 Grand, New York, USA and Forest Dreaming, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Devon, UK.
In 2007 Dunning was shortlisted for the Pilsner Urquell UK Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year at the International Photography Awards. In 2005 she was the recipient of a British Arts Council Professional Development Grant. Jan Dunning lives and works in London where she is currently working on a new series of photographs and her first picture book for children.