The interaction between the physical material and the surrounding emotional atmosphere play a major role in my work. The creation is intuitive and responsive. I aim to discover parallels between the craft of making and the phenomenology of art.
Painting is my filter for experience; a dialogue with the city, my peers, and wide swaths of art history. I pull inspiration cross historically and cross culturally from gestural abstraction, Neo-Expressionism, folk art, movement of the figure, the movement of the mind, psychological narratives, and metaphysical connections. The language of the work is informed by the materials I use. My themes are often non-linear and shift fluidly between paper, painting, and sculpture. The work intuits a sense of freedom and possibility.
In my sculpture I use found materials and scavenged objects piling and stacking them together in totem like forms. In my paintings I respond to color and texture creating loose non-linear narratives. The language of mark making connects all of my work. Whether I am using a chainsaw or a paintbrush, I am very conscious of the language of line. I am interested in how line speaks and how figures are found in the most odd spaces. Some paintings are porous and heavily networked with lines, a nod to neuroscience, the Internet, and the possibilities of human interconnectedness. Other works have breadth of space, swaths of color that allow room for the viewer to enter.
The human figure reoccurs throughout the work, sometimes fragmented and illusory. The figures interact with the landscape, and in some cases they intertwine and become the landscape itself. Where there is an absence of the figure in the painting, the viewer steps in as the figure, creating the third dimension of the painting.
My paintings are a balance between control and chance, the physical and the psychological. The unintentionally arranged, the beautifully awkward, and the incongruous images are the conceptual building blocks of my paintings and sculptures. During the process of painting, I uncover and peel away material and meaning in search of self, intuitively exploring my personal experiences by extracting them ¬– both consciously and subconsciously – from impressions, recollections, and desires. My paintings are a portal into the landscape of the mind, a hurricane of movement and collision of prismatic and vibrant color and form.
The chaos of my practice, the crowded, dense, creative space of one image bleeding into and reflecting on another adds to the physicality of each piece.
My work is about a direct inspiration. It is also about getting out of my own way and allowing decisions to be made in a playful and responsive method.
Review of Curio Logic II in the Brooklyn Rail by Becky Brown
"MAKE/DO: Contemporary Artists Perform Craft",
with Rosemarie Fiore, Erin Dunn, Saya Woofalk, Emily Noelle Lambert, Alejandro Guzman
Curated by Lauren Rosati
at Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Monroe-Brown Gallery at
University of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo
Thursday January 9-February 14, 2014
Delighted to be awarded the 2014 Workspace Residency at Dieu Donne.
Awarded 2013 Edward Albee Foundation Residency
2013-14 Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop
Art in America, the story of the missing piece at the Untitled Fair in Miami.
"exhilarating and inexhaustibly fascinating, making Heart Heat one of the most exciting exhibitions I’ve seen this year."
Great review of Heart Heat by Emily Colucci for Hyperallergic
Also a great post by Joann Kim, my firecracker friend....
"We get to participate and co-mingle with these mystical creatures in all their anxious and fervent energy, their frenzied shapes and clashing colors."
Heart Heat, solo show at Lu Magnus
55 Hester Street
September 5th through October 28th
Little stop motion video of the building of the piece in the gallery in late August 2012.
Nice mention and picture of my studio in Review of the 2012 Northside Open Studios
In What Distant Deeps or Skies
Summer Group Show at
55 Hester Street
up through August 3rd
I have a new serigraph print for sale for the
Momenta Art Benefit on April 25th
Group Show, Below as Above, curated by Madora Frey
Opening May 17 6-9pm
465 Grand Street
I will be making a small edition of books for
BURN BEFORE READING
The Center, Cinders Projects, Lilah Freedland and The ProFailure Press collaborate on Burn Before Reading, a collection of small edition and handmade books, text based artworks and performance.
Events include Oral Tradition, a reading and performance series.
SCOPE New York Art Show March 7-11, 57th Street and 12th Ave
ProFailure Coffee and Donuts Daily from 11-2
Readings Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 6:30-7:30 at The Center, in the SCOPE Pavilion.
The month of February I will be at the Wassaic Project for a residency.... working on a wall drawing and a series of very limited edition books.
Lovely site by painter Valerie Brennan long distance interviews and "a behind the scenes approach to contemporary painting"
Opening in October:
Die Like You Really Mean It:
Curated by Paul Brainard and Frank Webster
Allegra LaViola Gallery
October 26 - December 03, 2011
Opening reception: October 26, 6-9PM
Featuring the work of:
Emily Noelle Lambert
Sept 17 - Oct 29, 2011
Torrance Art Museum
The Unseen: gonzo curation by Adela Leibowitz (New York)
The Unseen, gonzo curated by Adela Leibowitz from a crowdsouring project insighted by TAM, is an exhibition that focuses on the use of esoteric symbols and contemporary visual uses of what has been described as "magick" by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
"Control disintegrates. Magic integrates.
The idea is to apply the cut-up principle to behavior.
The method is a contemporary, non-mystical interpretation of magik.
Thee aim is reclamation of self-determination, conscious and unconscious, to the Individual.
Thee result is to neutralize and challenge the essence of social control.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, London, 1987. Excerpt from Thee Psychick Bible
The term Gonzo, originating in relation to an article by Hunter S Thompson in 1970, can be used to describe any creative endeavor that privileges emotional responses, tone and style over facticity to achieve the flavor of something, rather than objectivity through factual information, for an edgier and more personal report. TAM crowdsourced the request for an innovative exhibition theme through social media and selected the proposal that we felt introduced a new idea from a new voice- Adela Leibowitz's the Unseen.
Please join me for this group show
A Room Of Her Own
curated by Natalie Frank with Amelia Ambdullahsani,
Opening, Saturday May 7, 2011 from 6pm - 12am
at Lu Magnus,
55 Hester Street, LES.
The exhibition will be part of the New Museum's Festival of Ideas and run through June 19th.
Artists include: Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness,
Emily Noelle Lambert, Paula Rego, Dasha Shishkin,
Eve Sussman | Rufus Corporation, and Mickalene Thomas
There will be a panel (info below) at the gallery May 8th at 2pm with
Ben Davis, Art critic, artinfo.com
Natalie Frank, Exhibition Artist
Anne Huntington, Curator and Consultant, AMH Industries; Communications Manager, Phillips de Pury & Company
Sarvia Jasso, Pace Gallery (Curatorial Department) and Independent Curator
Courtney Martin, Author and Editor of Feministing.com
Taylor Krauss, Director of Voices of Rwanda
Moderated by Sarah Douglas, Culture Editor of The New York Observer
Small wooden sculptures in Anomalistic Urge curated by Courtney Tramposh
"I love you so much that even when you are lying next to me I miss you"
Group Exhibition at the
National Arts Club - Gramercy Park, NYC
Opening April 15, 2011
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003-1796
April 13th - 30th
Curated by Phenomena Projects
Selected for "IN Process" Winter Residency at Islip Carriage House in Islip, NY
Fantastic huge space for painting and a 3 dimensional painting/sculpture installation.
Open Studio event Sunday April 17th, 2011. 2-8pm
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730
you can take the LIRR to Islip.
Blog of my work being done at Carriage House... emnolamb.tumblr.com/ http://emnolamb.tumblr.com/|
Group Show opens January 12th, Rogue Elements, Istanbul, Turkey
RH+ Gallery Jan 4- Feb 11, 2011
Emergent Visions, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Group show in which I have three large scale works and two drawings opens October 16, 2010 and should be up through January. If you are passing through stop by!
I will be participating on Saturday 2-6 and Sunday 1-4
October 2 and 3rd
The Big Picture curated by Tom Sanford and Ryan Schneider
at Priska Jusckha through Sept 11.
Closing party September 9, 2010 6-9pm
ABOUT FACE,Group Show
Thomas Robertello Gallery
June 11-July 31, 2010
I will be spending 6 weeks at the Fountainhead Residency in Miami this Spring, working on a new group of paintings and drawings.
Solo show,"Little Deaths"
opens at Priska Juschka Fine Art
on Thursday November 5th, 2009.
"Little Deaths" November 5-January 2.
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
547 West 27th Street 2nd Floor
review of "This Could Be Our Last" at YES Gallery
GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS
I will be participating in the first annual Greenpoint Open Studio Event September 25- 27th.
More info below
Saint Ann's Review
I was asked to guest art edit the St. Ann's Poetry Review. My work will be featured in the upcoming issue of the St. Ann's Poetry Review, including a cover piece. Also included are Katy Krantz, Selena Kimbell, and Charlotte Schulz.
September Group Show in Alaska
I will be participating in a show entitled, Marginalia, at MTS Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska curated by James Riordan and Leslie Rosa-Stumpf.
Link to a blog for the show leromandulievre.wordpress.com/marginali?
Joann Kim came to my studio for a profile piece on her blog Greenpointers
FAST CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL @ SCOPE
I will have some small special silk screen prints for Lilah Freeland's project at Scope, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.
I was asked to make a print/poster of a painting for 20x200.
You can check it out at
I will be selling some scarves and shirts at La Superette this weekend..should fun!
When is La Superette?
Friday, December 12, 8pm, $8
:: Lucky Dragons
:::: Fat Worm of Error
:: Madame Chao
:::: Aa (Big A little a)
(Note: there are no items for sale at the opening)
The sale days are:
Saturday, December 13th, 12pm-8pm
Sunday, December 14th, 12pm-6pm
Where is La Superette?
La Superette 2008 will transform a retail space on the corner of Front St. and John St. in Manhattan, near the South Street Seaport. Look for the door beneath the flagpole.
The exact physical address is:
159 John Street, New York NY 10038 (view map)
2,3,4,5,J,M,Z to Fulton St.
A,C to Broadway-Nassau
R,W to Whitehall St.-South Ferry
Drawing included in Flux Factory Benefit Auction
Flux Factory auction is taking place this
Friday, Dec. 5th from 7-10pm
at the Hungarian Cultural Center at 447 Broadway in SoHo.
preview the works here
I will have work at the Scope Art Fair in Priska Juschka's booth as well as at Aqua with Thomas Robertello Gallery
SCOPE Art Fair Miami
Dec 3-7 08
2951 NE 1st Avenue and 30th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Cryptoreal:Art and Myth
Cryptoreal: Art and Myth
Orit Ben-Shitrit - Calum Colvin - Susan Crile - Darren Jones - Rachel Kohn
– Emily Noelle Lambert -David Lukowski - Ann McCoy - Jeffrey Mongrain – Marc Swanson - Jo Yarrington - Bryan Zanisnik
Opening November 21, 2008 6-9pm
runs through January 11th.
Francis Lewis Gallery at St. George's Church
135-32 38th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354
take 7 train to Main Street station, then walk to the intersection of Main Street and 39th Avenue