Lana Waldrep-Appl (b. Fort Worth,Texas) is an artist, a teacher, and a mother of four  who lives and works in San Marcos, 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 and her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. 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 teaches Painting, Drawing, and Art Foundations at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.