Born in Dublin, Jennifer Lane studied at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in the early 1970s. Shortly afterwards she joined the Graphic Studio Dublin and worked initially in lithography and later in woodblock printing, a speciality since.
Exhibitions: Her first solo exhibition was held in the Abbey Theatre in 1978; since then she has exhibited in the 1984 Bradford International Print Biennale; the 1993 Print Biennale in Ljubljana, as one of five artists representing Ireland; international group exhibitions in Milwaukee, Beijing, Singapore and Yokohama, Brussels and Paris; a solo exhibition in Graphic Studio Gallery in 2001. Her work has often been shown at the R.H.A., including 2006. More recent exhibitions appearances occurred in 2009, 2012, and 2015 and 2016.
The critic Aidan Dunne wrote of Jenny Lane’s work thus: “Lane’s woodcuts are land – and townscapes. She exploits the natural grain of the wood in elemental images of land, trees and skies. Her compositions are spare, sharp and clear, like a frosty winter’s day.”
Woodcuts by Jennifer Lane figure in many large collections, including those of the Office of Public Works, the Irish Management Institute, the Bank of Ireland, the Jurys Hotels group as well as other private, State and corporate collections.