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Michelle Selway Lampard "Ghost"

Michelle Selway Lampard

Painter, Artist

Artist Statement:

I have always been a keen ‘observer’ of my surroundings in all forms, from reflections of colour in the bush to a pensive expression caught on a stranger’s face. The common thread in my work has unconsciously become the use of negative space and a limited application of brush strokes as both integral elements of composition and to draw attention to the subject matter rather than the background. As such, I aim to capture both the simplicity and curiosity of a specific moment in time and encourage the viewer to form
their own narrative.

Although immersed in the more commercial realm of visual art since 2007, it is only since 2016 that I have had the luxury of time to develop a more refined and personal style. I have not been academically trained and have found great satisfaction in finding my own way with the support of clients, representing galleries and art prizes.

Born: 1969, Northam Western Australia
Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

2016 – Current Visual Contemporary Artist
2007 – 2020 Illustrator / Designer for Australian Giftware and Souvenir business
2007 – 2020 Children’s Book Illustrator
1994 – 2007 Human Resource Management

Finalist in 2022 Clayton Utz Art Prize
Finalist in 2019 Clayton Utz Art Prize
Finalist in 2018 Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award (High Commendation)
Finalist in 2017 Cowra Calleen Art Prize
Category Winner in 2017 Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award
Finalist in 2017 Manning Art Prize
Finalist in 2017 Clayton Utz Art Prize (High Commendation)
Entrant in 2017 Archibald Portrait Prize (Alan Mackay-Sim)

Solo Exhibitions:
2021 – Hybrid, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast

Group Exhibitions:
2018 – Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast
2018 – Lethbridge Gallery (Bulimba), Gold Coast

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