Alicia LaChance is a self-taught painter whose motivation has been fueled by a love of family, her community and our contemporary climate. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, LaChance lived and worked in Europe and on both coasts before returning to her hometown to raise her three children. In addition to becoming a full time painter in 2002, she co-founded Hoffman LaChance Contemporary in 2004.
LaChance's works have been selected to 'New American Painting' by Julie Rodriguez Widholm, currently the Director of the DePaul Art Museum and by Kelly Shindler, former Associate Curator of The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Most recently, her New Village series was exhibited at The Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science. Her body of work, Ornament of Grammar was selected by 'Art News' contributing writer, Jason Hoelscher, for a three woman exhibition, Flat Bed Picture Planes at Georgia Southern University (2017). Duane Reed Gallery of St. Louis featured the New Village series at Art Palm Springs (2017).
Her works have also been placed in significant collections including: Twitter, Estée Lauder Headquarters, UCSD Jacobs Medical Center, New York University, Temple University, St. Louis International Airport, among others.