William Lane graduated from the University California of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He is an Emeritus professor of art at Rio Hondo College where he taught drawing and painting courses. During the 80's he was the art gallery director. William was a visiting assistant professor at UCLA from 1975-77. Since then William has lived and maintained his studio practice in Long Beach. His painting has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Southern California as well as Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, Macau, and China. In 1987, William was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship Grant. From the early 90's to the present William has exhibited at FIG gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California.
Lane's painting 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, usually architectural. In play at times are travel memories of Mexico and more recently Japan. As a painting grows, the physicality of these atmospheric and architectural space recollections can surface unpredictably.