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Ligel Lambert, MFA

Ligel is an interdisciplinary artist, adjunct professor at RMCAD, graphic designer, and entrepreneur born in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti; he became a US citizen on October 16, 2003, while serving in the United States Marine Corps and currently resides in New York City, United States. He has lived and worked in Japan, South Korea, China, and the US. His artistic skills span painting, collage, printmaking, assemblage, and sculpture. Ligel holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Interdisciplinary Art/Painting from the Royal Melbourne Institute (RMIT) University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (2013). He also completed a Master's in Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, USA (2021). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Graphic Design (2011).

As a seasoned educator, Ligel has taught in the US, South Korea, Japan, and China. He has collaborated with notable figures such as Wycliffe Gordon, Howard R. Paul, and Bob James. Ligel’s work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including New York; Savannah, Georgia; Su Zhou, China; Melbourne, Australia; Jacksonville, Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Raleigh, North Carolina. His artworks can be found in a few private and public collections at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia; Savannah, Georgia; Tisdell Cottage Foundation and Coastal Jazz Association in Savannah, Georgia, City of Jacksonville, Florida, Wycliffe Gordon, and Kasseem Dean (Swizz Beatz). Ligel is a doctoral student at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Artist Statement

I am constantly exploring how sound can be interpreted and represented visually. My work is centered around the relationship between sound and its graphical/visual representations, an ongoing process. I also use the concept of transmediation to explore further ideas related to sound. Through experimentation with various materials, I aim to capture the emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological impact of living in our world. My work is influenced by my identity, interests, and reflections on social commentary, concealed within my musical notations developed since my youth.

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