Vanessa Lam lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a visual artist, merging together sculpture, photography and mixed media painting. While pursuing a career in health care, she maintained an interest in art that began with studies at the University of British Columbia. After attending Continuing Education courses at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, she began experimenting with a plethora of mediums and hand-altered photographs. Lam was recently awarded first place in the Semiahmoo Arts Juried Art Exhibit and her work chosen to be in issue 24 of Uppercase Magazine. She has exhibited and sold her work at various community venues and public galleries in the Lower Mainland.
Through sculpture, collage and painting, I explore our relationship with everyday objects in our urban environment. I deliberately combine together unrelated common objects, like cardboard packaging, baseboard trim, piece of burlap or an image of a doorknob, to create a new and unexpected context. Everything is interesting to me as every object has a story. Sometimes it's importance is hidden because it is so familiar. In highlighting textures, shapes and patterns, I celebrate the time-worn beauty of everyday objects.