Steve Lambert

is drawing illustrations for an upcoming book


What I am doing now

updated June 3, 2018

Stephen Duncombe and I wrote a book we’ve been working on for years. We’re in the design stage now and I’m finishing the illustrations. They are inspired by comics and diagrams in owners manuals. There are around 175 drawings. Many of the sketches I did last summer during a residency at Blue Mountain Center but there’s a lot of work left. As much as possible, I’m saying no to things, hiding out and getting them done.

New developments with past projects

A third version of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False is touring Melbourne, Australia. The two main events are the Festival of Live Art and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. I’ll be traveling back to Melbourne in September to help with the presentation of the work.

The ANC has resolved to decriminalize sex work. . This is exactly what we’ve been advocating for in the work I’ve done with the C4AA and SWEAT in South Africa over the past few years. I talked about this specifically in the closing talk at the EYEO Festival I gave last summer.

Center for Artistic Activism

I am founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism.

Through 2017 I have been working in Seattle on the Yes to SCS campaign. I have contributed to communication and education strategies around the issue of supervised consumption sites for opioid and meth users.

This past fall we also completed a workshop funded by the NEA at the Queens Museum, and a workshop with artists in West Africa to help fight corruption.


I am an Associate Professor at SUNY Purchase and earned a sabbatical for 2018.


As a board member at Eyebeam, I helped advise on their recent move and on their upcoming programs.

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