Zane York was born in Fremont, Nebraska and was raised all over the Midwest. From an artistic family, he began drawing at an early age; his focus and passion quickly became evident. He spent hours drawing and learning anatomy in pursuit of illustrating comic books—a goal wisely abandoned.
York received his B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.F.A. in Painting from the New York Academy of Art—graduating with honors from both institutions. He was a guest lecturer at Ripon College, in conjunction with his 2013 exhibition Wunderkammer.
The artist moved to Brooklyn in 2001 and maintains his studio in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens. York has shown in New York, St. Barthelemy, France, and throughout the Midwest. He is currently working with Causey Contemporary, NY.