Friday, March 27, 2009

The Artwork of Nicolas Lampert

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NICOLAS LAMPERT IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST AND AUTHOR based out of Milwaukee and Chicago. Primarily, he is best known for his collage art - the “machine-animal” series, the “meatscape” series and numerous images that address political and environmental issues.

Over the past 15 years, his collages have been presented in various formats including digital prints (from framed images to fourteen-foot tall images), 16mm animated films, outdoor murals, stencils, silk screens, posters, and gallery installations.

His art work has been included in the museum shows “Becoming Animal” at the MASS MoCA (North Adams, Massachusetts), The Idea of the Animal at the RMIT Gallery in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia), and the Maltwood Art Museum (Victoria, BC) and is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Los Angeles.)

Collectively, he works with Just Seeds/Visual Resistance Artist Cooperative, the Street Art Workers and the Cut and Paint ‘zine project.

As an author, he was a co-editor for Peace Signs: the Anti-War Movement Illustrated (Gustavo Gili / Edition Olms 2004). Other writings include “Recent Struggles at Haymarket: An Embattled History of Static Monuments and Public Interventions” that was included in Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority (edited by Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, AK Press, 2007). Currently, he is working on an extensive book for the New Press that focuses on radical art history in the U.S.

Nicolas Lampert received his B.F.A. from the University of Michigan - School of Art (Ann Arbor) in 1992 where he majored in painting and printmaking. For his graduate studies, he received his M.F.A. in 1995 from the California College of the Arts (formerly C.C.A.C.), majoring in sculpture and drawing.

He teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.

Learn more about Lampert on his website here.

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