Jennett Lam was born in Ansonia, Connecticut, in 1911. She studied at Yale University, where she received her B.F.A. degree in 1954 and her M.A. degree in 1960. She studied with Joseph Albers in 1960, and she was the recipient of a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 1960, 1961.
``I paint chairs as props to reflect presence and absence in the human drama. The first series were wicker chairs, they live happily in the domestic impressionism of gardens. Time exhausted them and they became ghosts. A bright sun, a crowded beach, the sudden noon desertion. I saw the beachchairs, they wore their stripes gaily. Night came, they lived their abandonment,'' Jennett Lam, 1964.
Galleries representing her work:
Grand Central Moderns, New York
Cordier and Ekstrom, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC