Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty and service to others–qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. For Lambert, art is a bridge that connects uncommon, idealistic or even radical ideas with everyday life. In 2008, Lambert worked with hundreds of people on The New York Times Special Edition, a utopian version of the paper announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In 2011, he built a 20x9-foot sign that reads CAPITALISM WORKS FOR ME! and allows passersby to vote TRUE or FALSE; he is touring it across the United States. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology and founded and currently co-directs the Center for Artistic Activism.
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