Faculty and Staff
Coral Lambert
Associate Professor Sculpture
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Harder Hall
Department: Sculpture/Dimensional Studies  
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Personal Webpage: http://www.corallambert.blogspot.com...  
Education
International Research Fellow
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1995-98

Master of Fine Arts: Sculpture + Extended Media
Manchester Metropolitan University, England, 1989-91

B.A.: Fine Arts
Canterbury School of Art, Kent, England, 1986-89

Background
Biography
Artist's Statement

Utilizing the foundry studio as a laboratory to explore the union of conceptual ideas, making processes and the nature of various materials, my ideas manifest themselves through heat ‘n’ treat practices such as mould making, melting, casting and fabrication. I enjoy responding to molten metal’s transient liquid state, as well as to its weight and permanence; I regard it as a living material as it breathes, oxidizes, and grows, emerging raw and elemental as if raised from the earth’s depths by volcanoes or formed by billion year old meteorites. In contrast to ‘natural’ processes I sometimes introduce ‘fake’ elements such as fog, flocking, lazer beams and solar light, creating an imminent situation. My endeavor is to capture shifts from the ordinary to the extraordinary, placing under the microscope the elusive essence of the metaphysical oscillating between tangible and intangible so they can be experienced. As surrealist poet Paul Eluard eloquently expressed, ‘It is not far as the crow flies from the land of the imagined to the land of the real’.

The majority of my teaching and academic research is engaged in metal casting drawing upon its rich 5000 year old historical references of ritual, industry, origin of materials, fuel usage and future technology. My curriculum examines the act and art of foundry, from building furnaces through to the cast object using ancient clay mold techniques through to industrial sand molding, fine art ceramic shell and digital prototype technology.



Exhibits
‘Iron Stone’ curated by Wilfred Cass, Kidwelly Castle, Wales, UK.

Museum of Steel Sculpture, permanent collection, Ironbridge+ Coalbrookdale, UK.

‘Brooklyn Waterfront Sculpture Invitational’, Governors Island, New York.

‘Sculpture For New Orleans’ commission for permanent installation, New Orleans.

‘Museum Without Walls’ permanent collection, Plattsburgh, New York.

‘The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction’ Cortland University, New York.

‘Cloud Split Open’ ‘Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture’ at the National Metals Museum, Memphis, TN.

‘Old Guard: New Guard’ at MACCA, Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana.

‘Stacked Hay - Homage to Monet’ Sculpture at Saratoga Springs, New York.

‘Bell Forms’ The 4th HuiAn International Stone Carving Symposium, China.

‘Nuggette’ Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Baltimore, MD Pier Walk, curated by Peter Schjeldahl, Navy Pier, Chicago.



Honors and Awards
Artist of Extraordinary Ability 01 Visa INS

Gotlleib Foundation Award

Jerome Fellowship

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Forecast Public Art