Born in Manchester, England, Jane South worked as a set designer in experimental theater before moving to the US in 1989. Her site-specific installations have been shown at Mass MoCA, Nassauischer Kunstverein (Wiesbaden, Germany), the Knoxville Museum of Art (TN) and White Columns (NYC). South has shown work in solo exhibitions at the Queens Museum (NY), the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), Spencer Brownstone Gallery (NYC) and Susanne Vielmetter (Los Angeles), among other venues.
South’s work has been reviewed and published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, ArtForum, Art in America, Sculpture magazine, New York magazine, Frieze and Art News, among other publications. She has been awarded fellowships, grants and residencies from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2001, 2008), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2007), the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Italy (2008), the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (2002, 2004) and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2001, 2002). Most recently she was a recipient of a 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a 2010 Camargo Foundation Residency in Cassis, France.