The Text and Image Arts (TIA) area search committee is pleased to announce that Steve Lambert
will join the TIA faculty in fall 2010. He comes to the SMFA from the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York where he is currently a senior fellow.
Lambert received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. He is the founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency, a developer of Add-Art a plug-in that replaces online advertising with art. Steve's collaboration with the Yes Menan activist group that raise awareness about problematic social issues through concepts like "identity correction," in which they impersonate entities that they dislikemade national and international news when they designed, published and distributed a replica Special Edition of The New York Times announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (along with other positive news).
Lambert's work has won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome, the Creative Work Fund, the Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council and others. His work is in many museum collections, but is not limited to the gallery space. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC and CNN and his work has been covered by the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), Harper's Magazine, Newsweek and others.
Image: Steve Lambert, Everything You Want Right Now
, 2009. Laser cut acrylic, wood, electrical. 24x36 inches. Courtesy Charlie James Gallery.