Jana Beer lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She holds a BFA (2002) from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury, and a MAAM (2005) from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland. She currently works for the Department of Conservation, and has worked for Whitecliffe College of Arts, the Auckland Art Fair and Orexart Gallery in Auckland. She has been a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards in both 2012 and 2013, and has work in private collections in New Zealand including Westpac Bank and the Court of Appeal, as well as private collections internationally.