Vanessa Lam lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the Vancouver Regional and Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. She was awarded the opportunity to collaborate with Artsy for her first solo exhibition in New York. Lam completed an artist residency at Takt Projektraum in Berlin, Germany. Her work has been featured in Create! and Uppercase. Lam’s work can be found in private collections in Vancouver, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
In Vanessa Lam’s work, she explores the tension between urban and organic environments through mixed media, painting and collage. She uses mark-making and gestures to express a strong sense of movement, and the works are in dialogue with the history of abstract art. The gestures are intentionally contrasting, combining hard-edged geometry with organic forms, splatters and elements of chance. Lam’s work evolves out of conscious observations, shaped by the atmosphere around her.