We are thrilled to have Coral Penelope Lambert as our 7th Biennial WCIAA conference keynote!
Being involved in the production of the work is essential to Coral Lambert’s practice and she often travels to specific sites throughout Europe and America. Born and educated in the UK she studied sculpture in the 1980’s with Sir Anthony Caro and other leading figures such as John Gibbons and Richard Rome. Her background as a formal steel sculptor blends with her passion for melting and casting metal. Site, process and materials are imperatively considered in her unique approach where she pushes the boundaries of the materials associative properties. Her studio whether it be a field or a foundry becomes a laboratory where she examines the union of concept and the transformation of materials with processes that parallel and often speed up the work of mother nature. Making the mold and essentially losing the form in the process, letting go of control, is to her where the magic happens. Her work responds to metals rich history in myth and alchemy, playing with its weight, permanence and flux; utilizing its political reference to the earths resources such as contamination and mining.
She is the recipient of prestigious awards including the Gottlieb Foundation Award, Jerome Fellowship, and Joan Mitchell Grant.