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Surface Space: A Talk with Lana Waldrep-Appl

Lana Waldrep-Appl (b.1985 Fort Worth, Texas) is an artist who lives and works just outside of Austin, Texas. She is a self-confessed introvert and lover of paint. Her work highlights quiet and anonymous spaces and the complexity of simple things.

Lana received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She has shown her work throughout Texas, as well as, nationally. Lana is a member of the Austin based ICOSA Collective. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is a full time lecturer at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas where she teaches Painting, Drawing, and Art Foundations.