The official website for the interdisciplinary artist, educator & graphic designer Ligel Lambert. View the latest events & artwork commissions of paintings, collage, original prints, assemblage and sculpture reflecting his artistic interpretive themes combined with influences of early modern masters.
Ligel received an M.F.A from RMIT University, coursework completion for an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of West Florida. Ligel is a proud honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Haitian American | American Haitian
May 20, 1982
Photographer: Eicke Rudolph
Ligel will exhibit at:
Group Exhibition at BOCCARA Fine Art Brooklyn
Boccara-art.com form August 17- September 20, 2019.
The opening reception will be on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 7-10 pm
198 24th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232
Ligel will exhibit at:
Group Exhibition at the NYA Art center newyorkart.com for the month of July, 2019.
Artist Reception: Jul 4 & 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7 Franklin Place, Tribeca, New York NY
Title: Work # 35 - Golden Borders, What Makes an American?
Medium: Acrylic, fabric and newspaper on canvas
Size: 30 x 30 inches
Year: 2019 Artist: Ligel Lambert
I am an immigrant, so continuing with my “Made in the USA” series, which investigates my identity as an American, number 35 is entitled “Golden Borders, What Makes an America?” In 2011, in my late 20s, I left the United States to teach and to study abroad. From August of 2011 to July of 2018, I had the opportunity to lived in South Korea, Australia, Japan and in China. I wanted to return back to the United States as I believe I have more opportunities here than I did in any of those other countries in which I lived. My “Made in the USA” series was started shortly upon my return back to the United States in the fall of 2018. I think about my identity of being an American and how it felt when I received my citizenship within these golden borders in my early 20s while serving on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
After reading an article written in the New York Times on August 11, 2019, after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, I was inspired to complete work # 35 within my series.
To expand and provide a bit of diversity for my “Made in the USA” series, I started with creating work number 35 with newspaper articles taken from the New York Times, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal. I also used acrylic paint, fabric and collaged these art-making materials together on canvas.
In addition, some articles/text used within this work bring forth the recent shootings of immigrants in El Paso, Texas by a white male supremacist who in his hatred of immigrants, particularly Mexican immigrants, shot and killed at least 20 people and wounded 26 others. I send my condolences to those families that suffered lost of a loved-one in this recent senseless and hateful shooting.
Love Triumphs over Hate!