Born in Manchester, England, Jane South worked at as set designer in experimental theater before moving to the United States in 1989. In April 2014, the exhibition Raked was Southʼs fifth solo show with Spencer Brownstone Gallery, NYC. South also had a recent solo exhibition, Floor/Ceiling at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2013), Shifting Structures: Stacks, a large site-specific installation at the New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan (Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2013); and Shifting Structures: Box at the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN (2010). Additional solo exhibitions include the Queens Museum, NY; The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Site-specific installations include Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany; and White Columns, NY. Southʼs work was included in SLASH: Paper Under the Knife at MAD (the Museum of Arts & Design), New York in 2010 and Burgeoning Geometries: Constructed Abstractions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in 2007. Other group exhibitions include The Drawing Center, NY; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Southʼs work has been reviewed and published in The New York Times, the LA Times, ArtForum, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, New York Magazine, Frieze, Art News, and NY Arts Magazine. South is currently the 2015 RISD Mellon Teaching Fellow at Brown University. In 2009, She was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a 2010 Camargo Foundation Residency in Cassis, France. Other fellowships, grants, and residencies include 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).
Jane South has lectured, taught, and served as artist in residence in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Australia and India. She currently teaches in the Sculpture Department at RISD and is Associate Director of the Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy.