Lambie was born in Glasgow. When he left school he became involved with the local music scene, before studying Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art. After graduation he was amongst a group of students, including David Shrigley, Douglas Gordon and Roderick Buchanan, who arranged exhibitions of their work in non-traditional spaces from empty garages to their own bedrooms. Lambie’s work is loaded with references, sometimes metaphorical or ironic, to popular culture, art history and music. He lives in New York and Glasgow and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005. Solo exhibitions have been staged at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); Shaved Ice, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2012); Beach Boy, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2011) and Unknown Pleasures, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2008).