Joanna Lamb

Joanna Lamb's hard-edged and highly refined compositions depict spaces of (sub)urbanity as an ongoing exploration of place. Stylistically, the works waver between realism and abstraction.

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Apartment 022017, 2017, acrylic on paper, 56 x 75cm
Apartment 022017, 2017, acrylic on paper, 56 x 75cm | Joanna Lamb

Joanna Lamb was born in Perth, Western Australia. She graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor of Arts (Design) from Curtin University in 1997. Since her first solo show in 1997, she has maintained a regular exhibiting schedule traversing the practices of painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture .

Joanna’s hard-edged and highly refined compositions depict spaces of (sub)urbanity as an ongoing exploration of place. Stylistically, the works waver between realism and abstraction. Joanna’s work draws on her family connection with printing and a preoccupation with the processes involved in the reproduction of imagery. Her work has a mechanical feel which often negates its handmade processes.

Joanna's work was included in Mix Tape at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 2005 and in Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, TarraWarra Biennial, TarraWarra Museum of Art in 2006. In 2007 Lamb was highly commended at the ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award, and was voted one of ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’ by Australian Art Collector. In 2014 her work was shortlisted for National Works on Paper at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and for the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.

Joanna Lamb’s works are included in prominent collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Parliament House, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Macquarie University, La Trobe University, Edith Cowan University, The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University.