Jane Prophet was born in Birmingham in 1964. She graduated in Fine Art in 1987 (Sheffield Hallam University), completing her MA in Electronic Graphics in 1989 (Coventry University) and a PhD in Arts Education in 1995 (Warwick University).
Her work includes large-scale installations, digital prints and objects. Her art reflects her interest in science, technology and landscape. Among her past projects is the award-winning website, TechnoSphere, inspired by complexity theory, landscape and artificial life.
Prophet works across disciplines on a number of internationally acclaimed projects that have broken new ground in art, technology and science. In CELL (2002—) she collaborates with Mark d’Inverno, a mathematician, and Neil Theise, a scientist whose ground-breaking research into stem cells and cell behaviour is changing the way that we understand the body.
For 2005—2006 she was a NESTA Dream Time Fellow, spending a year developing her interdisciplinary collaborations.
In August 2007 she became Professor at Goldsmiths College, specialising in interdisciplinary research in the Computing Department.
Current works in development include Net Work, a large floating installation (comprising hundreds of illuminated buoys) and Big Plastic Tree (an artwork built by robots).