Jane Springwater Description
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 has practiced law for the past 36 years.
Springwater re-engaged seriously with artistic practice 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 expanded beyond the print medium, undertaking a number of series of large-scale drawings on paper. Over the past several years, this has resulted in more than 80 large-scale works in varied series. 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.