William LaChance <!  Biography  >


American, b.1972

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.

William LaChance’s sculptural “paintings” use shaped geometric components as building blocks, highlighting the act of their own construction; the puzzle-like nature allowing passages from previous works to be used in concert with altogether different paintings, creating broader contexts and exposing and emphasizing their underlying dissimilarity and contrast within a unified framework. The breaks between elements establish a linear composition and act as intermissions, reiterating the broad chronology of the constituent parts.


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


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



TIMESHARE, Madison Gallery, California, USA


California Psychics, Madison Gallery, California, USA


The Jaunt Summer Camp 2020, Paradigm Gallery + Studio

A Better View – Summer Group Exhibition, ABV Gallery


Strolling Astronomer, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
New Works, Haw Contemporary, Crossroads Location, Kansas City, MO (forthcoming) Sixes and Sevens, Madison Gallery, San Diego, CA
Group Exhibition with Ekta and Mafia Tabak, Delimbo Gallery, Madrid, Spain


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


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


Houska Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri


New Abstract Works, SIBA Gallery


New Abstract and Figurative Works, SIBA Gallery


“Observing the Observer”, SIBA Gallery


Lambert International Airport


Lambert International Airport


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


Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


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


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


Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


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


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


The gallery is not accepting any unsolicited submissions at this time