Born in Minnesota in 1968, Lane spent these formative years inspired by regional artists Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Roy Lichtenstein. His early teenage years were spent in Cairo, Egypt where his work was influenced by the great architecture, sculpture, symbolism, hieroglyphs and the expressive colors used in their paintings. During this time period Christopher discovered he had dyslexia and furthered his education at the GOW School in South Wales, New York. It was here that Christopher received encouragement and guidance from Fine Arts teacher Bill Parsons. Upon leaving the GOW School, he spent a year living in Paris, France which fueled his creative instincts further. He returned to the States and pursued an art degree at Eastern New Mexico University. Christopher has now made his home in South Carolina where he continues to use fantastic imagery to turn his life experiences into visual stories that primarily focus on people and their relationships with one another. They often offer historical, political or spiritual narratives as Christopher is passionate about these subjects. Christopher is a story teller. His work is so intricately detailed that it provides the viewer an opportunity to discover something new each time they view the work.
Christopher’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States and as far abroad as New South Wales, Australia. His work was recently featured in the 30th Anniversary group exhibition at the SC State Museum and his body of work can currently be seen in the following three exhibitions: A solo exhibition “Resist Division” at Kyo Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; a solo exhibition “Resist and Preserve” at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Tech in Irmo, South Carolina; and a group exhibition at City Gallery for Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, South Carolina.