Sylvie Lambert, Cactus Laineux, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

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The paintings and drawings of French-Canadian artist Sylvie Lambert in oil, acrylic, gouache or colored pencils depict the sometimes absurd way of life of our society. Informed by her own, personal experience, first in Canada where she grew up, then in Switzerland, the subjects she addresses touch on habitat, food, artificial and disfigured nature, themes all painted with a flamboyant, chromatic range. In this imaginary world, the boundaries between decor, reality, fantasy and fiction intertwine. A Tower of Babel balances on trees shaped like minced meat, a large, knitted cactus sits, throne- like in a strange, moonlit landscape. Like wordplay, Lambert’s compositions combine improbable elements to create surreal narratives with messages rooted in reality.


Born in 1984, Montréal, Canada
Lives in France and works in Geneva, Switzerland.

2008 Diploma Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva, CH
2006 BFA avec distinction, Concordia University,Montréal, CA

Solo Exhibtions
2023 - Synthèse d’une nature, Ferme de la chapelle, Grand-Lancy, CH
2007 - Tout à coup..., Musée Château d’Annecy, Annecy, FR

Group Exhibitions
2024 - Art Paris, with GOWEN, Paris, FR
2023 - Next, GOWEN, Geneva, CH
2022 - Claire-Voie, Espace Ruine, exposition Visarte, Geneva, CH 2021 6eme Biennale des artistes de Kugler, Fonderie, CH
2021 - Artists’ open doors, Act-Art, Geneva, CH
2019 - Tauwetter, Garage 19 espace Kugler, Geneva, CH
2011 - Kugler Remix, Usine Kugler, Geneva, CH 2010 Open Week, Halle Nord, Geneva, CH
2010 - Extravaganza, Cheminée Nord, Geneva, CH 2009 MAC 09, Espace 27, Geneva, CH
2009 - Floating Détails, Pinacothèque, Geneva, CH
2006 - Artists books and multiples, Galerie Foex, Geneva, CH 2005 Hindsight, Bumper Galery, Montréal, CA
2005 - Off Color, Galerie Espace, Montréal, CA
2005 - PDA exhibition, Galerie 306, Montréal, CA
2004 - RBOR, 1221 Crescent, Montréal, CA
2004 - The Scrumptions, Galerie VAV, Montréal, CA
2003 - Folle éclosion !, Galerie Onze, Montréal, CA