For William Lane, the path of his paintings is always a search for a synthesis of color and structure, the process can lead to very reductive color statements, but often there are exceptions, abstractions with recognizable references, frequently architectural.
The sources for these and for the content within many of the ostensibly non-objective paintings are memories, often from travel, Mexico’s color and space have always been very important to him. Architectural spaces, the physicality of these experiences, the felt sensations are carried into his studio.
Lane graduated from the University California of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He is an Emeritus professor at Rio Hondo College where he taught drawing/painting courses and was the art director for the gallery. He also was a visiting assistant professor at UCLA. Lane was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship Grant in 1987.