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Kenneth Craig Lambert

Born Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Artist Statement

Kenneth Lambert’s experimental practice embraces disintegrated matter and the inexorable expressions that reflect the human condition. 
 

Lambert’s conceptual approach captures the contemporary zeitgeist by transposing themes found in science to illuminate current social issues and rising anxieties of our time. At the intersection of technology and the humanities, the artist’s investigations have led to works that utilise particle acceleration to relate to climate change and data translation technology to investigate digital autonomy. Lambert’s cross-disciplinary practice encompasses digital, film, expanded painting and installation.

Lambert draws on a diverse range of skills to thread through his artistic practice with a professional background that encompasses museum and exhibition design and film making. Since 2016 he has regularly exhibited in solo and group shows with Australian ARI’s and commercial galleries, including Artereal, Articulate project space. 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 the 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 the Churchie Emerging Artist Prize, The Alice Prize, Incinerator Gallery Prize - Art for Social Change, The Fisher’s Ghost Prize, and Kilgour Art Prize. Lambert has also participated in artist residency programs, receiving the 2018 Newington Armory Residency. In 2019 he completed his first international residency at Arteles Creative Centre, Finland and in 2021 completed a 3-month residency program at Woodford Academy, the oldest surviving structure in the Blue Mountains.

Biography

 

Kenneth Lambert is a contemporary artist born in Cape Town, South Africa, who migrated to Australia at the age of 10 to the western suburbs of Sydney. With a background in museums, design and filmmaking his conceptually driven practice lies at the intersection between psychology, philosophy and technology. He often translates raw data and scientific methods to deliver works that span across digital, video, painting and installation.

 

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 that 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 online and in print.

Lambert, the artist, is most recently the 2019 Grand Prix - Prize Winner of One Self international competition. His work has been recognised with his inclusion in 2019 Scope Miami, 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

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021 - Geomorphic Abstractions, Woodford Academy, Blue Mountains
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 Reginal Gallery, 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 - Woodford Academy, National Trust Property, Blue Mountains
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
2021 - Artist in Residence, Woodford Academy, Blue Mountains
2020 - Introversion Group Show Artist Talk
2018 - 40th Alice Prize Artist Talk
2018 - De-Interlaced Artist Talk

 

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

Relevant Experience

1992 -1997: Museum Installations & Exhibit Design
1995 - Present: Digital Visual Effects Production

1997 - Present: Film Production

2003 - Present: Film Editing

2013 - Present: Generative Coding

2014 - Present: Experimental Sound Production