Artist Profile

Lana
de Jager

Born 1971, South Africa
Lana de Jager Owl 2020

Artist Profile

Lana
de Jager

Born 1971, South Africa

Printmaking, of all the arts, lies the closest to graphic design training. In 2016 de Jager started producing art and focusing on building a career. The result has been over 36 gallery exhibitions, including 9 solo exhibitions.

Lana transfers drawings to polymer etching plates for traditional intaglio printmaking, preferencing less-toxic processes. Throughout 2021, Lana has been experimenting with combining wet and dry printmaking techniques.

Lana’s art practice investigates loss and grief, mental health, human impact on the earth, cultural pressures and issues that come up through our interaction with the media.

Lana de Jager emigrated from South Africa to Australia in 1998 and settled in Melbourne. Having obtained a BA Honours Degree in advertising and visual communication in 1994, she followed her degree with 2 years as a lecturer [1995-1996] at Potchefstroom University and the East London Technical College [South Africa], teaching Graphic Design History & Techniques, History of Art and Still Life & Figure Drawing. Until 2016 she followed a career in Graphic Design.

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