Annyen Lam

Annyen Lam

Annyen Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice operates in printmaking, paper-cutting and installation. Her work explores the mutable characteristics of perception in relation to one’s experiences with the natural world.

Drawing from personal histories of escapism through imagination, Lam creates two- and three-dimensional paper works of fictitious environments while investigating the sculptural possibilities of paper.

 Annyen Lam
 

Annyen Lam

 
 

Statement

Annyen Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice operates in printmaking, paper-cutting and installation. Her work explores the mutable characteristics of perception in relation to one’s experiences with the natural world. Drawing from personal histories of escapism through imagination, Lam creates two- and three-dimensional paper works of fictitious environments while investigating the sculptural possibilities of paper.

Lam’s recent paper-cuts examine the tensions inherent in seeking location while experiencing dislocation, as well as our relationship to the ecology of landscape as seen through ancient and modern-day practices. Underpinning all of her work is a discussion on space as an intrinsic part of the human condition, and on how we identify—and subsequently transform—within specific places.


Biography

AnnyenLam is a Toronto-based artist transplanted from Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University (2012) as well as the Medal for Printmaking (2012). Her practice includes lithography, screenprinting, cut paper works, installation and book arts.

She has exhibited throughout Canada and has participated in shows and print exchanges in Japan, Russia and Venezuela.

 

Curriculum Vitæ

Education

2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, OCAD University, Toronto TO

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Wayfinding, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2013 In Passing, Vaughan Imagination Zone, Vaughan, ON

Contemporary Art Fairs

2015 Art on Paper Miami, Galerie Youn, Miami, United States
2015 Art Toronto, Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto, ON
2015 Papier14, Galerie Youn, Montreal, QC
2015 Love Art Fair, Emerging Artists Booth, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibitions

2015 Paper Trail, Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto, ON
2015 Betwixt and Between, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 12th Annual Timeraiser Auction, The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 11th Annual Timeraiser Auction, The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Gather (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche), OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2013 A Commitment to Washi, Kochi Okyaku Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2013 10th Annual Timeraiser Auction, Artscape Wynchwood Barns, Toronto, ON
2013 Of the Female Persu’asian, The Guild Shop Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 51st Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2012 Under 30 At 30, The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, ON
2012 97th Annual OCADU Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 Rock and Roll IV: A Celebration of Lithography, Oz Studios, Toronto, ON
2012 8 Vignettes, The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 Black Sheep: Printmaking Thesis Exhibition, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
2012 9th Annual Timeraiser Auction, Fermenting Cellar Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 50th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2011 Rock and Roll III: A Celebration of Lithography, Function 13 Gallery, Toronto, ON
2011 The Art of the Figure, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2011 New Work of OCAD U Printmaking, John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville, ON
2010 My Semester at the Hermitage, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2010 Anatomia, ON Science Centre, Toronto, ON
2010 The Moving Figure, MarS Research Centre, Toronto, ON

Print Exchanges & Portfolios

2011 Obfuscation Print Exchange Portfolio, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2011 OCAD University Print Exchange Portfolio, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2011 XIV Luisa Palacios Miniature Print Biennale, The CAF Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

Residencies

2014 Artist in residence, Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2013 Don Phillips Scholar, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2010 Artist in residence, Hermitage Museum Young Artists Program, St. Petersburg, Russia

Professional Activities (selected)

2014 Custom Printmaker, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2012 Speaker for OCAD University, ON University Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Workshops

2015 Paper-cutting, Paper House Studio, Toronto, ON
2014-15 Introduction to Stone Lithography (8 Week Workshop), Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2011 Alternative Media: Paper-cutting, The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, ON
2011 Relief: Lino-cut and hand printmaking, The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, ON
2011 Bookbinding: Coptic Stitch, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

Awards & Distinctions

2013 Don Phillips Scholarship, Open Studio, Toronto, ON
2012 Printmaking Medal, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 Spoke Club Membership Prize, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 Fred Hagan Memorial Award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 Vaughan Imagination Zone Commissioning Prize, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2012 401 Richmond Career-Launcher Prize, 3rd Place, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2007 Shad Quadri Award, Ottawa, ON
2007 Allison Fagan Award, Ottawa, ON

Publications (selected)

2013 Shift: Processes. “Unprocessed.” ALSO Collective, Pages 25–30
2011 Futureale: "Art for Art's Sake." Pidek, Marcus, Vol. 4, Issue 9. Pages 10–11
2011 Amphora: "The Future of the Book." Walker, George, No. 158. Page 13