World-Class Art with Homegrown Roots


The artistry of Lane Twitchell BFA’93 is as captivating and hypnotic as the snowflakes he creates—unique, unexpected, and never duplicated. His creations are full of color, cultural insight, and whimsy and have been reviewed by esteemed publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post. As a distinguished alum with a significant contribution to the American contemporary art landscape, Twitchell’s art can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. “I developed this distinct way of working that is completely apart from anything I was ever taught,” Twitchell says. “My work is an invention of my own experimentation, and I find that to be really satisfying.” 

Twitchell named his first 1998 exhibition of cut-paper work in New York City The Greatest Snow on Earth, drawing on the phrase that adorns license plates across Utah. Now, his art is making its way back to his home state—to the museum where he first showed his award-winning work as a high school student. You can see several of Twitchell’s latest pieces on display at the Springville Museum of Art until July 20 as part of the From Student to Studio exhibition, which features the work of 13 former All-State High School Art Show participants (including fellow U alumni) who have established their careers since their work was first displayed.

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