Artist Statement

I am a writer and artist profiled in Wikigrain. Issues of the Dionysian, abjection, boundaries and the West Coast inhabit my work..

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wire and vaudeville, oil, mixed media, 2000

Recent publications: My latest food essay, “Have yourself a Death-y Little Christmas,” is in Entropy here. “Board-Box by Andrea Lambert” is in Two Hawks Quarterly here. “Two Poems by Andrea Lambert,” are in apt here.

Forthcoming publications:  “The View Like an Ashtray”  will be published in the Golden State 2017: Best New Fiction and Nonfiction From California anthology pre order hereAn essay, “Subvocal Speech of a Schizoaffective on Christmas Morning,” is coming from Queer Mental Health.  The poem, “How to Make up a Cold Sore,” and painting, “Veil,” are forthcoming in  DUM DUM zine. The essay, “Responsibility and Choices Being Queer, Disabled and Child-free” is forthcoming from MotherShould?

I paint in figurative mixed media oils critically referenced in Anodyne Magazine as “kitchy maximalism.” My NSFW series is here.  Eight oil paintings and an interview with me are in Angel’s Flight Literary West here. Three Nineties Paintings are in Hinchas de Poesia here.

My poetry manuscript Bleed Almond explores seven years in Los Angeles as a queer femme navigating love, alcoholism, sobriety and the genetic burden of mental illness. It is finished and seeking publication.

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Reading at the Haunting Muses reading at the Laurel Book Store

My first novel, Jet Set Desolate, is the second book in a series of stand-alone small press novels that I am working on about a mentally ill queer writer and artist named Lena Cosentino. The first in the series is called Scaffolding. The prequel to Jet Set Desolate. Punk, Bipolar Disorder and alcoholism in Portland in the nineties. Picking up where Jet Set Desolate left off with the third in the series is Angelina at the Serrano. A noir journey of addiction, an MFA and recovery in San Francisco, San Diego, CalArts and Los Angeles. The forth in the series is Katie Rising. My relationship with 27-Club writer Katie Jacobson.  Diary of a Hollywood Hedgewitch is the fifth book in the series. A now-widowed Wiccan searches for love and sobriety from a fabulous Hollywood address. Scaffolding is finished and seeking publication. Angelina at the Serrano and Diary of a Hollywood Hedgewitch are almost done.  Katie Rising is still a novella to become a novel and needs work.

I love this Will Rees essay on “The Private Life” at 3:AM Magazine where he states, “‘The Ego’ — to quote Freud, as Cohen often does — ‘is not master in its own house.’ Could it be the repulsion and anxiety this provokes that fuels our desire to broadcast everything about ourselves online? our sense of entitlement to know everything about others? the complicity, that is, that we each of us share in the culture of intrusion we claim to abhor?”

Let me create a world. Adventures in social media with TwitterInstagramPinterest and Tumblr.

Jet Set Desolate is available at Amazon.  Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin: Extrapolations on Los Angeles/730910-2155 is available at valeveil. Golden State 2017: Best New Fiction and Nonfiction From California is available for pre-order from Amazon. Haunting Muses is available from AmazonWriting the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices is available from Trans-Genre Press. The L.A. Telephone Book, Vol. 1 2011-2012 is available on free pdf from ARRAS.NET.

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  1. lizzie says:

    Your Guilt zine is one of my favorite things I’ve read since I can remember. It’s something I’ve been waiting for, you know? It has all the things I want in a read: lesbians, drugs, references to LA and/or SF, glitter. Okay that sounds superficial, but. You’re amazing and I love your writing. I keep Guilt in my purse just to reread it.