Kenneth Craig Lambert

Born Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Artist Statement

"I am an experimental digital artist who explores the human condition through the lens of technology. Utilising data sets, generative algorithms, and sound frequencies, I create experiences that evoke time and space notions. I intend to entice the viewer into a meditative state to affect their senses in a self-reflective way. 
 
My art practice incorporates specific themes derived from scientific research, which inspire my thinking and the work's execution. I work across motion, audio, form, surface, and installation with a foundation in spatial design for museums and film production. My process is fluid; a concept can start with data translated into the virtual and then evolve again to take a surface painting's physical form. 
 
I am fascinated by art derived from scientific exploration that reflects a universal truth, specifically themes relating to human anxiety. My investigations have recently included big data and its potential impact on our sense of identity and autonomy. Concurrently concerns around climate change have driven in explorations across the field of physics and particle acceleration."

 

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Biography

 

Kenneth Lambert is a contemporary artist currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. He has been accredited with a Bachelor of Arts in Design from the University of Western Sydney, with high distinction. 
 
In 2001, he co-founded Ink, a creative company specialising in design and branding for broadcast media. As a creative lead Lambert has created many unique media brands, including SBS Studio and Foxtel Arts. His creative career extends across spatial design, originally a museum designer, including The Earth Exchange, Sydney, Australia, the Museum of Creativity, Santa Monica, USA and transitioned into motion design and branding. His creative expertise has generated over 100 media brands across 12 countries and four continents. 
 
In 2008 he launched Sheepish Lion a company which specialised in storytelling content for film and video production. As an international designer and director, he has won over 150 awards for his creative excellence. His broadcast design work has featured in museums, achieved "best of show" at international award shows and featured in creative magazines worldwide. 
 
Since 2016 he has regularly exhibited in both solo and group shows with Australian ARI's and commercial galleries including Artereal, COMA and Galerie pompom. His work has featured in award shows in Australia, and the USA. In 2019 he was named Grand Prix Prize Winner of One-Self competition, which resulted in his work Data Blue featured at Scope Art Fair in Miami. In Australia, he has been a finalist in 2018, Churchie Emerging Artist Prize, The Alice Prize, The Fisher's Ghost Prize, Incinerator Gallery Prize; Art for Social Change, and the Kilgour Art Prize. Lambert has also participated in artist residency programs, receiving the 2018 Newington Armory Residency Award. In 2019 he completed his first international residency at Arteles Creative Centre, Finland. In 2021 Lambert will be the first artist to complete a self-directed Artist-in-Residency program with Amnesty International Australia.

Artist CV

Education

University of Western Sydney - Bachelor of Arts in Design (High Distinction)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020 - Incandescent Bloom, Artereal Gallery, Rozelle, Australia

2019 - Data Blue - Solo Exhibition, Galerie Pompom, Chippendale, Australia

2019 - Debris IV - Creek Street Project: Art Pharmacy

2018 - Debris - Solo Exhibition, Wellington St. Projects, Chippendale, Australia

2018 - De-Interlaced, Solo Exhibition, Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, Australia

2016 - Primitive Shadows, Solo Exhibition, Stacks Projects, Potts Point, Australia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 - Blue Too - MAPBM, Wayout, Kandos, NSW, Australia
2020 - Solo - Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, Australia

2020 - Fisher's Ghost Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre
2020 - The Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Gallery
2020 - Introversion, Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt, Australia 
2020 - Modern Portraiture, Pamela Walsh Gallery, Palo Alto, USA

2019 - Blacktown City Art Prize, Western Sydney, Australia

2019 - Art for Social Change, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2019 - Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA

2019 - Modify Prospect, COMA Gallery, Darlinghurst, Australia

2018 - Materiality, Home@735, Redfern, Australia

2018 - Churchie QUT, Emerging Artist Prize, Brisbane, Australia

2018 - Hidden Sculpture Walk, Rookwood *Highly Commended, Western Sydney, Australia

2018 - Hurford Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia

2018 - 40th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

Residencies

2021 - Update Pending

2019 - Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland

2018 - Newington Armory: Artist in Residence, Sydney Olympic Park

 

Awards and Prizes

2020 - Finalist - Fisher's Ghost Prize, Campbeltown Arts Centre
2020 - Finalist - The Kilgour Prize, Newcastle Gallery
2019 - Grand Prix Winner, See me, Oneself, NYC, USA

2019 - Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize, Western Sydney, Australia

2019 - Finalist - Art for Social Change, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2018 - Finalist - Churchie QUT, Emerging Artist Prize, Brisbane, Australia

2018 - Winner - Newington Armory Award: Artist in Residence

2018 - Highly Commended, Hidden Sculpture walk - Rookwood, Western Sydney

2018 - Finalist - Hurford Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia

2018 - Finalist - 40th Alice Prize, Group Show, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Australia

 

Talks & Presentations
Introversion Group Artist Talk, Articulate Project Space

40th Alice Prize with Mona Curator, Brian Richie

De-Interlaced, Articulate Project Space

 

Press

2020 - “Undiscovered”, Art Collector Issue #92
2020 - “The Shortlist”, Sydney Morning Herald Review
2019 - “Artist of the Month” Tartarus Magazine

2016 - “Collective consciousness” Happy Magazine