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BIOGRAPHY

American, b.1966

William LaChance’s pictures are associations of displaced forms and colors cribbed from graphic design, fashion, art history and nature itself cobbled together using a variety of methods and materials from painting and printmaking to assemblage and sewing. The paintings themselves have shifting hierarchies of similar concerns: of material exploration, abstract identity, formal space and narrative expression. They openly blur the boundary between high art and applied arts not only in principle but in practice- lending themselves to various manner of surface design, from textiles and branding to fully realized earthworks. LaChance’s recent mural adorning the Kinloch Park basketball courts was named the best designed basketball court in the world by Architectural Digest.

EDUCATION

2002       MFA, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
1999-2000       Graduate Study, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland
1996       Artist in Residence, Chautauqua Institute, New York
1994       Artist in Residence, Oxbow School of Art, Napa, California
1993       BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

PROFESSIONAL

2006 – 2017       Stevens Institute of Business and the Arts, Instructor of Studio Art, Design and Art History, Gal lery Director, SIBA Gallery
2006 – 2007       C.O.C.A., University City, Art Instructor
2007       Fontbonne University Visiting Artist Lecturer
2006       C.O.C.A. Artist in Residence
2003       The Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist, Lecturer
2000 – 2002       Indiana University, Instructor of Record, Drawing, Painting, Color Theory
1999 – 2000       University of Maryland, Teaching Assistant, Drawing, Advanced Drawing

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Large Scale Murals at the Phillips Arena
Art Expo Chicago
“(After) Edge City”, BEERS London
R/SF Projects San Francisco

2017

BEERS London
The Hole, New York City
Kinlock Park Basketball Courts: A 20,000 square foot mural covering three basketball courts, named best designed court in the world by Architectural Digest
Art Athena International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens, Greece
Chart Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway
0-0 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Floating Vibes”, Junior Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany

2016

Houska Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2015

New Abstract Works, SIBA Gallery

2014

New Abstract and Figurative Works, SIBA Gallery

2013

“Observing the Observer”, SIBA Gallery

2012

Lambert International Airport

2011

Lambert International Airport

2010

Beverly Center for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois
St. Louis Arts and Education Council, Centene Center for the Arts

2009

Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2008

“Personal Allegories”, C.O.C.A. Millstone Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri

2007

“Recent Trends: Works on Paper”, C.O.C.A. Millstone Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri, Juror: Michael Byron

2006-2007

Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2006

Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
Gallery Fraga, Seattle, Washington
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

COLLECTIONS

Viacom Inc.
Lambert International Airport, St Louis, Missouri
Saint Louis Galleria, St. Louis, Missouri
U.S. Federal Reserve, St. Louis Branch, Missouri
National Broadcasting Company, New York, NY Nike Inc. Beaverton, Oregon
R. Crosby Kemper (UMB Financial) Kansas City, Missouri