Jane Eppel was born in Cape Town in 1979. Majoring in printmaking, in 2001 she received a B.A. in Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT.
The next few years spent working and travelling through Asia would ultimately form the basis of Eppel's first solo exhibition. Prior to that she participated in the UCT exhibition Curiosity CLXXV in 2004. That same year she was selected as a finalist for the Brett Kebble Awards for her painting Barking Orders.
Eppel has had two acclaimed solo exhibitions of her paintings, the first, 'Orient'ation: bearing East' at the Irma Stern Museum in 2006, and this exhibition was a reflection of the artist's travels from Mumbai to Kyoto as seen through a series of evocative, meditative paintings. The second, �Sanctum� at Bell Roberts Gallery in 2008, which explored notions of homecoming, roots/routes, and hallowed space through personal iconography. . Her work was shown at the Joburg Art Fair in 2009. Jane has subsequently participated in numerous group shows, most notably at the Kalk Bay Modern Gallery, Dorp Street Gallery, Grande Provence and Rust en Vrede Gallery.
Since 2010 Jane has been exploring intaglio etching as a medium. Her third solo show, 'Jane Eppel: Recent Prints' was recently shown at the South African Print Gallery in Cape Town. Eppel is currently showing her recent prints at Amaridian Gallery in New York, alongside the work of her husband, sculptor Nic Bladen.
Jane Eppel lives and works in Clovelly, Cape Town.
Text - Jane Eppel, photos by KBM and Jenny Altschuler