Born 1962, Macclesfield, United Kingdom; lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Over the past two decades, Claire Lambe has utilsed the material and transformative possibilities of sculpture – and more recently the relationships between object/form and image/photograph – to unsettle conventional notions of gender, class and sexuality. Drawing on the experimental art, music and club scenes of the 1970s, her work engages the female body to address underlying histories of sexuality, violence and social discontent. Lambe completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Bristol College of Art in 1985, followed by postgraduate studies at the University of New South Wales in 1990 and a Master of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, in 1995. Recent solo exhibitions include Beadlestaff, Switchback Gallery presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2011, and Lazyboy, Sarah Scout, Melbourne, 2012. Group exhibitions include Ertographomania, CAST Gallery, Hobart, 2010; Yakety Sax, with Lou Hubbard, Sarah Scout, 2011; Strangefellows, with Lisa Young, West Space, Melbourne, 2013; and Like Mike, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, 2013. Lambe was co-founder of Death Be Kind, an artistrun project that ran from 2010 to 2011 in Brunwsick, Melbourne. Claire Lambe is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.