Melissa Ann Lambert is a a mixed-media artist whose works include traditional media (watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, oil, acrylic); digital or new media, and combinations of both. Recently she is producing large format light boxes, and plans on including LED format boxes, which can be framed. Upcoming plans include three dimensional works and animation/film.
While working as a Software Engineer at Warner Electra Atlantic, she began to build a body of newly inspired works in late 2002. After producing many abstract pieces on paper, she purchased a camera for documentation purposes. With experimentation, she soon learned to make art integrating elements from her traditional medium works, photography, and a variety of digital methods.
In April of 2008, Ms. Lambert was selected by curator Shaurya Kumar of Bowling Green University, Ohio to be in the exhibit "Perfect with Pixel", an international exhibition that focuses on works that are done by integrating digital with traditional art-making methods. The exhibit ran from September 9 to October 5, 2008. In December 2007, curators Howard Fox of LACMA, Peter Frank of the Riverside County Museum of Art, and Rex Bruce from the LA Center for Digital Art juried work from her "current work" series into a show at LACDA which ran from August 14 through September 6, 2008. Her work was recently featured in the retrospective "Intuitive Eye: The Diana Zlotnick Collection" at the Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery February 18 - March 26, 2009.
Exhibition experience includes shows at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Bakery Art Exhibitions in Culver City, NoHo Gallery LA in North Hollywood, and 2nd City Council in Long Beach. In 2007, Melissa received a Durfee Foundation ARC (Artists Resource for Completion) Grant.
Writer Michael Ned Holte has said of her work "Employing an arsenal of digital tools, Melissa Lambert mines a hallucinatory territory embedded with personal codes and signals that lend her dizzying, pixelated surfaces unusual depth."
Influences include the latest fantastical discoveries of particle physics, superstring, holonomic brain and biotic theory, and Taoism. Authors as diverse as Gary Zukov, Brian Greene, Daniel Goleman, Carlos Castenada, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, William Blake, and Carl Jung have influenced her perception and vision.