DB Lampman is known for her unusual large-scale sculptural installations, video and performance art. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1994 and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. In 2006 she received an Original Work Grant from the Council on the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island. In 2000, she received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation award for her installation art. Her large scale, kinetic sculptural installations, in which the sculpture or the sculptural environment reacts and responds to the viewer, have been shown at such places as the Tenement Museum in NYC, the Islip Art Museum in Long Island, ARC Gallery in Chicago, and the Federal Building in downtown Manhattan. At the 2003 Kingston Sculpture Biennial, which was curated by Judy Pfaff, DB debuted a new performance entitled, "Ripe," in which she wore an electrified steel harness covered in light bulbs. Her experimental digital video, "Home," has been shown at such venues as the 2003 Brooklyn International Film Festival at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma in Rome as part of the N(ever)land Percorsi al Digital festival. Her more recent projects include a commission from the Richmond County Savings foundation for a public art sculpture that was temporarily installed at the College of Staten Island and an exhibition of a large scale sculpture at Union County College in Cranford, NJ.
From the age of eight until the age of twenty, DB Lampman studied and worked as a professional ballet dancer. Her history as a dancer profoundly influences the way in which she makes and sees art today. All of DB Lampman's work is in some ways about movement and the relationship of the body to the space that it occupies.
DB Lampman was born in Roswell, New Mexico and grew up in the southwest United States. Her work is also influenced by the desert landscape that she grew up in. Many of her pieces mimic organic forms found in the desert, and exhibit the unusual combination of danger and beauty that can be found in many of these naturally occurring forms.
DB Lampman currently resides in Staten Island, NY and is married to a metal sculptor. She is the proud mother of a bright and creative son, Henry, who can be seen featured as a key sculptural element in her video, "Home."