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 a sense of time and space. My intention is to entice the viewer into a meditative state in order to affect their senses in a way that is self-reflective. 

 

My art practice incorporates specific themes derived from scientific research, which inspire my thinking as well as the work’s execution. With a foundation in spatial design for museums and film production, I work across motion, audio, form, surface and installation. My process is fluid, a concept can start with data translated into the virtual and then evolve again to take the physical form of a surface painting. 

 

I am fascinated by art derived from scientific exploration that reflects a universal truth, specifically themes relating to human anxiety. Most recently my explorations have 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.”

 

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 (The Earth Exchange, Sydney, Australia and the Museum of Creativity, Santa Monica, USA), he transitioned into motion design and branding where his creative expertise has seen him create over 100 media brands across 12 countries and 4 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 creativity has been showcased in museums, achieved “best of show” at both local and international award shows, and has been featured in numerous creative focused magazines for both on-line and in print. 

 

Lambert, the artist, is most recently the 2019 Grand Prix - Prize Winner of One Self, See me, international competition. His work has been recognised with his inclusion in 2018 the Churchie Emerging Artist Prize, Lismore Portrait Prize, Hidden Sculpture Walk and the Alice Prize. He is also the 2018 recipient of the Newington Armory Award: Artist in Residency Program, and has completed the 2019 Arteles Artist residency program in Finland. His two most recent solo shows “Data Blue”, at Galerie pompom and “Incandescent Bloom” at Artereal Gallery have their genesis in the sub zero landscape of Finland.

Artist CV

Education

1991 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

Debris IV - Creek Street Project: Art Pharmacy

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

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

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 - Modern Portraiture, Pamela Walsh Gallery, Palo Alto, USA

2019 - Blacktown City Art Prize, Western Sydney, Australia

Art for Social Change, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA

Modify Prospect, COMA Gallery, Darlinghurst, Australia

2018  - Materiality, Home@735, Redfern, Australia

Churchie QUT, Emerging Artist Prize, Brisbane, Australia

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

Hurford Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia

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

Residencies

2019 - Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland

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

 

Awards and Prizes

2019 - Grand Prix Winner, See me, Oneself, NYC, USA

Finalist - Blacktown City Art Prize, Western Sydney, Australia

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

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

Winner - Newington Armory Award: Artist in Residence

Highly Commended, Hidden Sculpture walk - Rookwood, Western Sydney

Finalist - Hurford Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia

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

© Kenneth Craig Lambert 2020
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