Kent Lambert was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1976. He lives and works in Chicago. As an undergraduate at the University of Iowa in the late1990s, he took inspiration from Steve Reich, Martin Arnold, Craig Baldwin, Negativland, Duchamp and other appropriationists and began making surreal, humorous, emotionally evocative and often politically charged videos from discarded VHS tapes and other pop-culture refuse. In subsequent years, his videos were screened at festivals across the world and at such venues as Other Cinema in San Francisco and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Kent has performed an original live score to Carl Dreyer's Vampyr on multiple occasions and recently composed the score for the National Geographic Channel documentary Witness DC: 9/11. He is the singer, songwriter and keytarist for the pop band Roommate.