© Kenneth Craig Lambert 2019
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Artist Statement

“I am a contemporary artist who explores the human psyche 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 in science, music and film, 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, static images and physical forms to deliver a hybrid art form. Not bound by one medium, a concept can evolve from a sound or film theory then transition into mathematics and eventually take the physical form of an object.

 

I am fascinated by art derived from scientific exploration that reflects a universal truth, specifically ideas related to humanity. Most recently my focus has turned to big data and its potential impact on our sense of identity and autonomy. Conceptually I seek to explore the world of data analytics and it’s impact on the way we are evolving socially and culturally. Simultaneously my art practice is evolving from screen-based works into physical installation and interactive public works.”

 

Bio

 

Kenneth Craig Lambert (KCL) is a contemporary artist, an international award winning designer and director born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1971, living and working in Sydney, Australia since 1982. He has been accredited with a Bachelor of Arts in Design from the University of Western Sydney, with high distinction.

 

He is creative director and co-founder of Ink, a creative company specialising in design and branding. In recent years KCL has created unique brands such as SBS Studio and Foxtel Arts. His career in design extends across spatial design, originally a museum designer (The Earth Exchange and the Museum of Creativity), then transitioning 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 his second enterprise, Sheepish Lion that specialises in live action, film and content production for international brands. 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 various creative magazines both on-line and in print.

 

KCL is most recently the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of One Self, See-me. His work has been recognized 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 and has recently completed the 2019 Arteles Artist residency program in Finland. His most recent solo show “Data Blue”, at Galerie pompom explored notions of anonymity in the information age.

Artist CV

 

Exhibitions

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

2019 - Modify Prospect- Group Show, COMA gallery, Darlinghurst, Australia  

2019 - Liminal Beings - Galerie pompom popup@ The Old Clare, Chippendale, Australia  

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

2019 - Debris IV- Architectural Installation, Creek Street Project, Brisbane, Australia

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

2018 - De-Interlaced, Solo Exhibition, Articulate, Liechhardt, Australia  

2018 - Materiality, Group Show, Home@735, Redfern, Australia  

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

2018 - Hidden Sculpture Walk - Rookwood, Western Sydney, Australia

2018 - Hurford Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia 

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

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

 

Residencies

2019 - Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland

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

 

Awards and Prizes

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

2019 - Grand Prix Winner, See me, One self, NYC, USA

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

Talks & Presentations

2018 - 40th Alice Prize with Mona Curator, Brian Richie
2018 - De-Interlaced, with Futurist Errol Flangigan

Education
1991 - University of Western Sydney - Bachelor of Arts in Design 
(High Distinction)

 

Press

2016 Happy Magazine Article by Laura Kebby

“Collective consciousness, geometry and procedural generation:
the art of Kenneth Craig Lambert is like nothing you’ve ever seen!
Happy magazine.” (see article)