Jane South

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Chairperson of Fine Arts Fine Arts jsouth@pratt.edu (718) 636-3634 p Brooklyn Campus, South Hall 1

Personal URL

http://janesouth.com/

Biography

Born in Manchester, England, Jane South worked in experimental theater before moving to the United States in 1989. She has a BFA in Theater from Central St. Martins, London and an MFA in Painting & Sculpture from UNC Greensboro.

"Raked" (2014) was South's fifth solo show at Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include: "Floor/Ceiling" (2013), Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT; "Box" (2011), Knoxville Museum of Art, TN and "Shifting Structures: Stacks" (2010), New York Public Library. Additional solo shows include: the Queens Museum, NY; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC; and Susanne Vielmetter, LA. Site-specific installations include Mass MoCA, MA; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany; and White Columns, NY.

Selected group exhibitions include: SLASH: Paper Under the Knife at MAD (Museum of Arts & Design), NY; Burgeoning Geometries: Constructed Abstractions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Altria; The Drawing Center, NY; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD.

South's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, the LA Times, ArtForum, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, New York Magazine, Frieze, ArtNews, NY Arts Magazine, and The New Yorker. She is a contributor to the recently published book "The Artist as Cultural Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" (editor: Sharon Louden).

Grants and residencies include: Brown/RISD Mellon Foundation Fellowship (2015); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2009); Dora Maar House, Menerbes, France (2010); Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France (2010); Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2001 & 2008); New York Foundation for the Arts (2007); Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy (2008); MacDowell Colony, NH (2002 & 2004); Yaddo, NY (2001 & 2002).

Teaching includes the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), (2012-15) where she taught open media, sculpture, painting, and digital media. 2015-16 she served as head of sculpture at RISD and was the co-creative director of CoLAB, a summer performance laboratory offered by Brown University and RISD. 2011-2017 South was the associate director of Italy's Siena Art Institute (SART) where she currently serves on the Advisory Board.

South has also held visiting teaching positions and has been a visiting artist at a number of institutions, including Pratt Institute, Williams College, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Brandeis University.