Nancy Lamb is a sculptor and painter of great versatility who blends aspects of whimsy, wit, and sophistication to create diverse forms of art, which never fail to delight and challenge. Most notable are her current oil paintings, which depict every aspect of social interaction, telling snapshot tales of interpersonal intrigue, which entice the viewer to partake in the events so vividly, portrayed—who are these people? What do they mean to each other? What do they tell us about the human condition? Her characters, though nameless, haunt one after first acquaintance; they are our friends, our neighbors, our families, ourselves, thrust under the microscope in a way which rather brings to mind what Martians might see when they look at us. As Ezra Pound once challenged writers to "make it new", never perhaps has a modern artist done so for that most ordinary of subjects—man.
Lamb’s work has been featured in a number of international exhibits including the Tuchfabrik in Trier, Germany and the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy. Often seen in the DFW Metroplex, her work has also been seen in Los Angeles, Seattle, Boulder, Boston and New York.
"I paint people un-posed and off-guard. I am trying to catch the true spirit of the moment, I introduce a penetrating quality that is created by slipping behind the social facade to uncover the mask society demands. I try to capture a still-life of the psychology of this suspended expression and combine it with textures, fabric and designs that go along with the visual rhetoric." - Nancy Lamb
NANCY LAMB, Fort Worth, TX
2011 Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
Northern National, Nicolet College Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
Contemporaries, Fort Worth Central Library, Fort Worth, TX
2010 Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
A Cell of One’s Own; Nancy Lamb, The Business of Pleasure, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
Women’s History Month Exhibition, Central Public Library, Fort Worth, TX
AC-X: Art Corridor II, Arlington, TX
2009 Hunting Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
Across A Crowded Room, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX
2008 REDVELVET, Focus 3, Rudolf Projects Artscan Gallery, Houston, TX
2007 5x7 Show, Arthouse @ the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Tuchfabrik, Holga, Trier, Germany
Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
Texas National 2007, SFASU, Nacogdoches. Jurors: Manual
2006 38th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX
Texas Artist Coalition 1st Annual, Fort Worth, TX
2005 Gabriel Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
Group Exhibition, Arlington Museum, Arlington, TX
2004 El Paso International Invitation, El Paso, TX
Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth, TX
Live from Texas: Texas Based Artists Take to the Road, Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
Group Show, The Firehouse Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
36th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas & Denton, TX
2003 Six from Fort Worth, Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2002 Art Assistance League of Houston, Corpus Christi Art Foundation how, TX
One-person show, REM, Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Sister Cities International Exhibition, Tuchfabrik Arts Center, Trier, Germany
2001 Solomon Fine Arts, Seattle, Wash.
McClaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colo.
2000 Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX
Urban Realities, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
1999 Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Main Street Arts, Fort Worth, TX
Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth, TX
1998 Artspace111, Fort Worth, TX
1997 Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth, TX
1994 North American Sculpture, Golden, CA
1986 Sensory Evolution Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
1983 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
1975 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.
1972 Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Payless Shoes, AZ
Quicksilver Resources, Fort Worth, TX
Samco Inc., Dallas, TX
J.E.L. Management, Fort Worth, TX
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Fort Worth, TX
8.0 Management Inc., Dallas, TX
Avcor Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Shannon Sutlief, "Runway Renaissance", Dallas Observer, June 23, 2005.
Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, "Artists take a biting look at reality", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 25, 2004.
Byron Okada, "Taking shape", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 20, 2004.
Liz Stevens, "Eyesore or artwork?", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 7, 2002.
Jeff Prince, "This Bunny Won't Hop", Fort Worth Weekly", October 11, 2001.
Dallas Morning News1998-2003.
Harper's Magazine, 2000.
New American Painting, Volume 30, 1999.
Texas Homes, November 1986.
Texas Monthly, June 1973.
Nancy Lamb: Social Butterfly with Bite by Devon Nowlin in Fort Worth Weekly
A Nancy Lamb Retrospective by Gaile Robinson in The Star-Telegram
Top Five: March 26, 2015 by Bill Davenport in Glasstire
Spring Gallery Night 2015 in The Scout Guide Fort Worth
Artist Nancy Lamb's must-have party accessory isn't her lipstick by Gaile Robinson in DFW.com