Dan Jian was born and raised in Hubei, China. She came to the United States in 2007 at the age of nineteen. She received her BFA from Temple’s Tyler School of Art, graduating magna cum laude in 2011, and awarded with a Certificate of Merit from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society the same year. From The Ohio State University, Dan gained her MFA in May 2016.
Right now Dan lives in Columbus, OH, where she is lecturing at Ohio State Univeristy Art Department.