William Lanzillo was born in Chicago. He grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and graduated from Glenbard West High School in 2015. He then received his BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 2019. He majored in Studio Art and Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies. He will be pursing an MFA in Sculpture at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI.