Jeane Fabb emigrated from England at age seven to live in Montreal. She studied visual arts at Concordia University, and in 1975, she settled in the boreal forest of the Upper Laurentians, where over the years she has developed an art process which explores the complex ties between ecological, social and mythic dimensions of nature. A multidisciplinary artist, she has realised site-specific installations and actions in remote natural sites in North and South America and Europe, as well as national and international exhibitions of installations, photo and video.

She is the recipient of several grants and awards from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Arts Council. As an active co-founding member of the artist-run centre Boreal Art/Nature, she continues to coordinate, develop and participate in collective art/nature actions and residencies.