Alix Lambert (American, b. 1968)
Alix Lambert is a film and video artist, a sound artist, a photographer, a writer, an actor, a performance artist, a theatre director, and a conceptual artist. She graduated from the School of the Visual Arts in New York and also attended the Royal College of Art in London. Currently living and workng in New York, Lambert continues to work in a variety of disciplines that extend beyond the visual arts.
Lambert's feature length documentary The Mark of Cain was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, received an honorable mention from the French Association of Journalism, and aired on Nightline. She went on to produce additional segments of Nightline as well as 7 segments for the PBS series LIFE 360. She has directed and produced two other feature length documentaries; Bayou Blue (made in collaboration with David McMahon) and Mentor. She is currently directing the feature length documentary, Goodbye, Fat Larry. She has directed numerous shorts and music videos including You As You Were for the band Shearwater (Sub Pop) and Tiffany (POV). Lambert has written for a number of magazines including Stop Smiling, ArtForum, The LA Weekly, and Filmmaker Magazine, to name a few. She wrote Episode 6, season 3 of HBO's Deadwood: “A Rich Find” (for which she was nominated for a WGA award) and was a staff writer and associate producer on John From Cinicinnati. She was a writer on the video game Syndicate.
As an visual artist Lambert has exhibited her work to international critical acclaim, showing in The Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, The Georges Pompidou Center, the Mamco, Genva and the Kwangju Biennnale, to name a few. She is the author of four books: Mastering The Melon, The Silencing, Russian Prison Tattoos, and Crime. For theater, she has written and directed Crime, USA, which has been staged at Joe’s Pub in NYC, and the Cairns Festival in Australia and Crime, USA, Hartford, which was staged at Real Art Ways.
Lambert co-founded and is co-artistic director of The Brooklyn International Theater Company (with Nelson George and Danny Simmons). She has conceived of and directed two original series for MOCAtv; Crime: The Animated Series and Ambiance Man. Additionally she conceived of and directed the forthcoming Prison Zoo. She produced a segment for This American Life, and is in production on a segment for the podcast series: Theory of Everything. She has received grants from the NEA, NYFA and The Roberts Foundation. Lambert has received residencies and/or fellowships from: The MacDowell Colony, Headlands, The Studios of Key West, The McColl Center, The MIT Media Lab in Cambridge and was The Booth Tarkington Writer in Residence at Butler University for the 2014-15 school year. Hello Fat Larry, won the 2015 POV Hackathon Judges’ Award.
Lambert’s artworks have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, to name a few. She has received fellowships or residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for The Arts. She is represented by the Anna Kustera Gallery in New York.