Check out our Chalkboard! Introducing Christopher Lane from the Trenholm Artists Guild

Lane at work on the chalkboard.

This semester we are excited to be showcasing the work of modern surrealist artist Christopher Lane. In addition to creating the fourth work in the Music Library Trenholm Artists Guild Mural Series, several of his paintings will also be on display in the Music Library this Spring.

Born in Minnesota in 1968, Lane was inspired at an early age by regional artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe and Roy Lichtenstein. Lane has lived in a number of widely varying locales that include Cairo, Egypt, New York State, Paris, France, and New Mexico, each having a unique influence on his evolution as an artist. Currently making his home in South Carolina, he finds himself more recently inspired by the works of Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosh.

Tara by Christopher Lane.

With his art, Lane explores themes like religion, politics, and human conflict through imagery that evokes moods and memories inspired by real life. In addition to the Chalkboard Mural, four of his works are currently on exhibit near the entrance of the Music Library: Amoral Behavior, Sunrise Over Congaree Swamp, Tara, and Self Portrait. For more information on Christopher Lane’s work visit