About

Background

Jane Springwater received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in what was then called "Multi Media" but which today would be described as conceptual art.  After working briefly as a graphic designer, she attended law school and practiced law for more than 30 years. Springwater retired from the law in early 2019 to focus full time on her artistic practice.

Springwater re-engaged seriously with making art in 2009 through the summer workshop program at Crown Point Press. After becoming intrigued by the complexity and beauty of the etching processes, she began to work annually during the summer workshops at Crown Point, developing proficiency in a wide range of techniques.   The process has been seminal to the development of her attitude and way of working as an artist.

Since 2014, Springwater has been working on four distinct series of large-scale (four by four feet) drawings: Decelerating; In Motion; Continuous Line; and Between the Lines. Each series reflects a different set of assumptions and rules, but all of the works manifest the concept of automatic repetition of a committed line. This has resulted in more than 80 large-scale works in the varied series, a sampling of which are included in this website.   The largest of the drawings is twelve feet by eight feet and comprised of three panels, each of which is the product of one continuous line.

Springwater currently lives and works in San Francisco.

2019

  • National Juried Competition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA (Juror: Amy Owens, Curator at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa, CA)

  • Works On Paper, National Juried Competition, LBI Foundation for Arts and Science, Loveladies, NJ (Juror: Dr. Louis Marchesano, Senior Curator of Drawing, Prints, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art)

  • Ink & Clay 44, National Juried Competition, Cal Poly Pomona, W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery [Jurors: Kimiko Miyoshi, Susan Elizalde-Henson, and Juri Koll]. Honorable Mention Juror’s Award

2018   

  • Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

  • Material Matters, Group Show, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

  • Kala Artists' Annual Exhibition

2017  

  • Kala Artist Residency

  • Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Auction

2009 - 2019  Crown Point Press, Summer Workshops

 

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Opening reception at Seager Gray Gallery, 2018