Biography

Jim Lambie

b. 1964 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Jim Lambie, who studied environmental art at the Glasgow School of Art, transforms everyday materials into works that make reference to aspects of popular culture, such as music, fashion and pop spirituality. A DJ and the member of the band the Boy Hairdressers, a British group modeled after 1970s noise bands, Lambie frequently incorporates records, record covers and the detritus of 1970s glitter rock to create compositions that are humorous but also somewhat nostalgic for Glaswegian club life. Lambie was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005. Solo exhibitions includeDirections: Jim Lambie Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2006); Anton Kern Gallery, New York (2006); Byrds The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2005); Shoulder Pad Sadie Coles HQ, London (2005); Grand Funk Oficina para Proyectos d'Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico (2004); Male Stripper Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (2003); and Salon Unisex Sadie Coles HQ, London, and The Breeder, Athens (2002). Group exhibitions includeSympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); In the darkest hour there may be light Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Post Notes Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2005); Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art France (2005); Turner Prize Tate Britain, London (2005); 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2004, catalogue); and Drunk vs. Stoned Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York (2004). Lambie currently lives and works in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jim Lambie