Coral Penelope Lambert is internationally recognized for working in cast iron as well as producing large scale outdoor pieces. British born Lambert is currently Head of Sculpture at Alfred University, New York where she also directs the National Casting Center’s Foundry Program. She studied at Central School of Art in London, Canterbury College of Art, Kent and received her MFA in Sculpture from Manchester in 1990. As an International Research Fellow in Cast Metals at the University of Minnesota from 1996 – 1999 she contemporized ancient metal casting processes. In 2006 she Chaired the International Conference on Cast Iron Art in Ironbridge, England taking the conference across the atlantic for the first time.
Over the past 23 years Lambert has presented her work in panels, lectures and exhibitions including the Barbican Center, London, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN, ‘Convergence’ in Providence, Grounds For Sculpture, NJ, Chicago’s Pier Walk, Salem Art Works, NY, Pirrkala Sculpture Park in Finland, HuiAn, China, Museum of Steel Sculpture in Ironbridge, Museum without Walls, International Sculpture Conferences in Seatle, Houston, Chicago and New Orleans, The National Metal Museum in Memphis, Governors Island, Manhattan, Salem Castle, Germany and Kidwelly Caste in Wales.
She is the recipient of many awards including the Gottlieb Foundation Award, Jerome Fellowship, and the Joan Mitchell Grant.