Michele Lee Lambert
Finding dignity in structures that have already passed their "due date” brings me joy. Through my art, I explore the stories that lie behind their state of decay, and celebrate the lingering aesthetics. It is for this reason that I am drawn to the soiled and the rusted, far more than I am to that which is unmarked, unproven, and untouched.
Whether through the lens of a camera, the tactile medium of encaustic (beeswax, damar resin, and pigment),or oil paint and cold wax, I am also drawn to texture. I frequently fuse vintage photographs and encaustic (an ancient art form) to tell the stories of our ancestors, and show a particular beauty that is won only by the passage of time.
During the day I work as a neurologist, my other life passion.
2018- Silver medal for photography, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Visual Arts Competition (JCDC)
2017 - Gold & Silver medal for photography, JCDC
2017- Bronze medal for painting, JCDC
2017- Third Place Jury prize, JCDC
2018- 2012: Merits (15) in categories of Photography, Painting & Assemblage, JCDC
Exhibitions & Festivals
2019- Summer Exhibition, National Gallery of Jamaica
2018- A Celebration of Photography, Jamaica Conference Centre, group show.
2018- Christmas in October, Olympia Gallery, group show.
2018 - JCDC Jury Prize Winners Show, Jamaica Conference Centre.
2017 - A Three -Thousand- Year Journey: Encaustic Art to Digital Photography, Solo Art Show, Grosvenor Galleries, JA.
2017- Arts in the Park, Devon House, JA. group show
2017- 2015, 2013- JCDC Visual Arts Show, Jamaica Conference Centre.
2017, 2013, 2012- Liguanea Art Festival, JA.
2015, 2014- Sanaa Group Show, Sanaa Studios, JA.
2014 - Kingston on the Edge Encaustic Art (KOTE), Solo Art Show and Talk, Sanaa Studios, JA.
2012- Visual Arts Competition, National Gallery of Jamaica
1992- University of Miami Student Exhibition. Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Fl.
2018- Photography /encaustic presentation to the Jamaica Photographic Society.
2015- Workshop on encaustic art and photography for final year photography students at the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performance Arts, (EMCVPA) Jamaica.