About Alphonse Lane

For many, art is a means by which one can attain freedom of mind and spirit through personal expression. Alphonse Lane embarks on his artistic ventures in order to attain such freedom. He paints impressionistic depictions of fruit and flora reminiscent of Diego Rivera’s muralist works. Lane’s nature-rich still life images serve as the result of a catalyst which coalesces the colors he keeps on hand and the images he visualizes with his mind’s eye. In complying with strict laws of permanence when crafting his paintings, Lane strives to create works capable of withstanding the passage of time just as the great impressionist artists before him did. With his utilization of sublime hues and pigments, each contributing their own unique quality to his completed works of art, Lane yearns to present art that speaks as loudly and clearly to his viewers as his very own voice would.  


  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, CFA, 1986, MFA, 2004 
  • The University of Pennsylvania, BFA, 1995.

Teaching Experience 
 Instructor Gilding, Women’s Studio Center, Long Island City, New York, Conducted a seminar in the method and practice of Mordant Leaf Gilding with the application of artificial gold and silver leaf and emphasis on patina, veils and other antique finishes.

Artist Website: https://www.alphonselane.net


Artists Statement

I paint to express myself and set my mind free, using the visual image of Flora or Fruit as a catalysts with the colors readily at hand through this visual study I am driven to create. Within my process I follow strict laws of permanence and in doing so I hold true to my ability of creating art that will withstand the ages. I use the finest pigments and artistic materials in the application of creation so that my voice will be heard in the manner it was first spoken.



One Person Exhibitions: 

  • The University of Pennsylvania, Fox Art Gallery, Invitational Exhibition 2008 
  • Temple University / Fox Business Incubator, Exhibition 2009 

Group Exhibitions 

  •  Burrison Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PENN CLUB 2017-2018 
  • Nebula Gallery, 2017-1018,  
  • University of Pennsylvania, Home Coming Weekend, 2015-16-17 
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital Rehab Unit, Malvern, Pa, 2015 
  • Art on Avenue of the States, 2015 
  • Artist House Gallery, Philadelphia 2015 
  • Art on Avenue of the States Gallery, 2013 
  • The Fine Art Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, 
  •  Arkansas, February, 2013  
  • The West Park Art Gallery, “Major in Art Direction” exhibition / Manhattan, NYC / Sept, 2012
                      Art on Avenue of the States, summer.  2012  
  • The LOFT Art Gallery, August / Exhibition – Brooklyn / NYC 2012 
  • {Invited to / had to decline} Trevisart International Art, Invitational International Exhibition of “Little Treasures” at Gallery De’ Marchi, Bologna, ITALY, November 19th to December 1st 2011 
  • ART EXPO NYC -2011@ Pier 54, Manhattan, NY– 2011  
  • Aeon Logic Art Gallery, International Art Exhibition, Malaga Spain, 2010 
  • Corporate Art Show, Philadelphia, Sande Maslow Art Group, 2010  
  • Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NYC 2009, 2010 
  • The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2008 
  • The Fellowship of PAFA, 2008 
  • In the Mind’s Eye, Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NYC 2007 
  • Flowers Show / Salon Des Amis Gallery, Yellow Springs, Chester County Pa 2007 
  • The Essentials, “Artist and Their Individual Voice”, Bucks Gallery of Fine Arts, 2006-2007 
  • Montserrat Gallery, “Salon” Exhibition, Chelsea, NYC 2006-2007 
  • Gallery RoCa Fine Arts, “Oil and Dust” Havre De Grace, Maryland, 2006 
  • Ceres Gallery, Chelsea NYC, Fourteenth Annual Exhibition, Looking in Looking out, 2006 
  • Art Gotham Gallery NYC, Square Foot Exhibition, 2006 
  • Omega Muse LLC, Corporate Art Exhibition, 2005 
  • Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Gallery Artist Exhibition, 2005 
  • Ceres Gallery, NYC, International Group Exhibition, 2005 
  • Montserrat Gallery, NYC, 2005 
  • Chehi Estate, (Invitational) 2005 
  • The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, Small worlds, 2005 
  • Salon De Amis, “Invitational” 2004 
  • Accent Gallery, Work on Exhibit, Ocean City, NJ 2004-2005 
  • The Gilt complex Gallery, Work on Exhibit, Avalon, NJ 2004-2005 
  • PAFA, Thesis Exhibition, 2004 
  • PAFA, Post Bac and MFA open Competition, 2004 
  • PAFA, MFA, Exhibition 2002-2003 
  • Tri-State Artist’s Equity Show, Glassboro State College, 2000 
  • PAFA, Alumni Exhibition, 2001 
  • Wayne Art Center 2000,1991,1990,1987 
  • PAFA, Fellowship, 2004-2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1991, 1989 
  • Featured, as one of two emerging artist, Manayunk Art Center, 1996 
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, 1995 
  • PAFA, ASE, 1984, 1985, 1986, 
  • PAFA, Prize Winners from the ASE, 1985 


Curator’s Choice” (Curator Kathleen Laziza) Award @ the Micro Museum / Brooklyn, New York 2010 

                     Tri-State Artist Equity Award Celebrating 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1993 

Charles Firth Award of Excellents, PAFA Fellowship 1992 

New Jersey Art Supply Award 1989 

The Alexander Prize ~ PAFA ~ 1985 

Wayne Art Center, honorable mention 1984-1985-1987