Ava Lambert is a self-taught artist, born and based in Minneapolis. While her primary medium is oil painting, she has significant experience in a variety of other mediums including acrylic, watercolor, ink, pencil, and sculpture. Lambert acquires inspiration from her surroundings, taking her own reference photos and reinterpreting them on canvas. She is drawn to elements of nature and modern landscapes, highlighting the interaction between man-made structures and the environment. In addition to her studio practice, Lambert frequently accepts commissions and provides illustration work for select design and stationery companies.
Lambert's works have received regional and international awards and recognition. Her most recent accomplishments include an honorable mention award at the 36th annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition as well as an honorable mention award at the 2023 Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition. Her works have been juried and awarded by curators of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Leiden Collection, among others. Her works have been included in exhibitions and private collections in the UK, Italy, and across the US. Lambert has also been an included artist in the selective Minnesota Fine Arts Exhibition for five consecutive years, in the 2019 - 2023 competitions.
As a member of Studio Pintura, Lambert joins the Northrup King Building community of artists, working and displaying in the North Light Studio #350.