Steve Lambert

is working on the opioid crisis in Seattle.


What I am doing now

updated October 4, 2017

This summer I travelled to Morrocco, Paris, Johannesburg, Mississipi and Tennessee, California, and Seattle. Almost all for work. Now I’m trying to stay home and catch up.

Stephen Duncombe and I wrote a book we’ve been working on for years and I’m finishing the illustrations. They are inspired by comics and owners manuals and there are around 175 drawings. Many of the sketches I did this summer during a residency at Blue Mountain Center but there’s a lot of work left. I’ll be holing up and getting them done.

This summer I also gave the closing talk at the EYEO Festival and talked about the work I did at the 2016 AIDS Conference with SWEAT in South Africa. It was a significant talk – I encourage you to watch it.

I handed off some work for a show at ArtsWestchester.

For fun, my old 1964 Lambretta TV175 Series 3 is running, registered, and insured. It still needs some work. I also have riding a 2nd Generation Kawasaki KLR 650 I built up last winter.

Center for Artistic Activism

I am founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism. This summer and fall I have been working in Seattle on the Yes to SCS campaign.

We’re also preparing for a couple workshops – one with the NEA (fight for it!) and the Queens Museum that’s happening on weekends through October.


I am teach at SUNY Purchase and earned a leave for the fall. This is huge and has allowed me to do the other work you read about above.


As a board member at Eyebeam, I am advising on their current move.

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