Born Perth, 1972, Joanna Lamb completed a Bachelor of Arts (Design) at Curtin University, Perth, 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) at Edith Cowan University, Perth in 1994.
Through a practice of painting and printmaking Lamb’s hard-edged and highly refined geometric compositions depict suburban buildings and the architectural structures of stadiums, highways and airports. Constructed from blocks of tonal colour, the painting removes significant detail, reducing the subject into a familiar landmark that is lost among the indistinct man-made environment. The surface of the work, seemingly untouched by the artist’s hand, and the painting, empty of inhabitants, is clinical, clean and un-cluttered. The image omits a feeling of disconnectedness, impartial to the inclusion of human interaction.
Lamb has participated in institutional exhibitions such as Built, Art Gallery of Western Australia (2009), The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2009) and Time and Place – Selected Works from the TWMA Collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville (2008). Lamb was shortlisted for the Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize in 2011 -12 and was Highly Commended for the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award in 2007.