Born in Dorset, Jane Harris now lives in France. She studied for her MA at Goldsmiths from 1989- 91. Previously she obtained a BA in Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic in 1979, and a Higher Diploma in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1981.
She has exhibited extensively internationally. Solo exhibitions include: Jane Harris: New Works, Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart 2015, Jusqu’au bout de l’ellipse, Musée des Beaux Arts – Chapelle du Carmel, Libourne 2014, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Fransisco 2006, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut; Hales Gallery London (both 2005), Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles 2004; Southampton City Art Gallery; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 2001
Her work is in major public collections throughout Europe and she has received a number of awards including: the 2015 Commission Permanente, Région Aquitaine – Bourse de la recherche à l’étranger, 2010 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition The Wollaston Prize – finalist, Rootstein Hopkins Sabbatical Award in 2004 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council Small Grants award in 2005. She received the Arts Foundation Painting Fellowship in 1995, was Artist in Residence at Camden Arts Centre in 1996 and was an award winner at the John Moores Painting Exhibition of 1995.