Holly Lane receives Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant

The right frame enhances a painting without being too fussy, and many times the artist is left out of the framing process. Not Holly Lane.


For many years her creations have fused the frame with the painting. Her paintings are encased in ornate carved wood frames, some with doors and columns. More recently, she started a series of purely sculptural pieces of gilded carved wood.


The Cuesta College 1992 Honored Alumna graduated in 1982 with an associate degree in two dimensional art and has made art ever since.


“I have been exhibiting continuously, nationwide, since completing graduate school in 1988,” Lane said. “Cuesta College was key in placing my education and career on solid footing.”


Once Lane transferred to San Jose State University, she said she was often asked where she went to school for the first two years. Her professors could tell she had already benefited from advanced instruction.


“The foundations and principles of art were transmitted by dedicated, knowledgeable instructors who took a mentorship approach to their students,” she said.


She was recently awarded a 2012- 2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.


“The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time,” according to the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. It was established after the death of Lee Krasner, an abstract expressionist painter and widow of Jackson Pollock.


Lane, a San Jose resident is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City. To see more of her work, visit hollylaneart.com.