Artist Statement

My work is a reflection of my observations on contemporary life expressed through a process-driven approach to painting. I make paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks that explore the division between the realm of memory and experience within the ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where the surrounding environment reveals the previously unnoticed: the non-private space or space that is generally considered uninteresting.

My works are often about contact with the less noticeable elements of architecture as well as intersecting natural elements. Energy, space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed incongruously. I use the process of active observation, passive remembering and active reconstruction to allow for a non-linear, intuitive development of my work. My paintings don’t always reference recognizable form. Yet, the results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and interpretation becomes multifaceted.


2012 Studies OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2010 MFA Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2000 BFA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Deborah Lambert is a Los Angeles-based artist and has been working and exhibiting her work for nearly 20 years. She works in a variety of media including painting, encaustic and printmaking. She received her BFA from the University of Southern California and MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She is a resident artist at the Beacon Arts Building in Inglewood and has been active with the Beacon Arts Building Enterprise since 2011. She is the Inglewood Open Studios tour co-organizer for the City of Inglewood.