Lana Waldrep-Appl (b. Fort Worth, Texas 1985) is a painter, teacher, and mother. She received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Waldrep-Appl teaches Painting, Drawing, and Art Foundations at Texas State University. She lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband and her young son and daughter.