PAM   LONGOBARDI  1090  Standard Drive    Atlanta, GA   30319  404.409.6750   



1985       MFA, Master of Fine Arts • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

1981       BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts • University of Georgia, Athens, GA



2011       One World Ocean, Ionion Center for Art and Culture • Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece. (July)

2010        Sappho’s Mirrors, Primo Piano LivingGallery • Lecce, Italy (March)

 Material Drift, Sandler Hudson Gallery • Atlanta, GA. ( May-July)

2009        Panthalassa, ARTLIFE Gallery Contemporary Art • Venice, Italy (September)

2008        Plastic Durations, NY Arts Beijing, Chaoyang District • Beijing, China.  (during the 2008 Olympics)

               Drifters,, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville • TN.  (October)

               Drifters,, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem • NC.  (September)

2007        Drifters, Charleston Heights Art Center • Las Vegas, NV.  (November)

Drifters, Sandler Hudson Gallery • Atlanta, GA. (January)

2006     Sky is Fallen, Sandler Hudson Gallery, rooftop installation • Atlanta, GA.

2004     Worlds Within Worlds, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art    Jacksonville, FL.

            Artificial Kingdoms, Sylvia Schmidt Contemporary Art    New Orleans, LA.

2003     Drawing Voices:  Encounter, Galerie Entropia • Wroclaw, Poland.

2002     Pearl of the Third Mind, Gusto House Gallery/Free Space    Kobe, Japan.                                         

2000     world world, Lowe Gallery  • Atlanta, Georgia.

            Visible/Invisible, Hartsfield International Airport Atrium    Atlanta, Georgia. 

            Beyond the Frame, Knoxville Museum of Art    Knoxville, Tennessee

1998        animal/beautiful,  Lowe Gallery    Atlanta, Georgia.  Catalog.

1994        Appeals, Oaths, and Queries , Lowe Gallery   • Los Angeles, California.

1993        Double/Split, Czech Cultural Center    Bratislava, Slovakia.  Installation.

               Double/Split ( Desire), MUU ry, Gallery of New Media    Helsinki, Finland.  Installation.

1992        Pam Longobardi, Kathryn Sermas Gallery • New York, New York.



2011       Oceanomania, Nouveau Museé National de Monaco • Montecarlo, Monaco.

                  Curated by Mark Dion, Sarina Basta and Cristiano Raimondi (April-Nov)

              Voyage on an Uncanny Sea, Gallery Diet • Miami. (Feb.) Curated by Mark Dion.

               Flows to Bay, Museum of Monterey • Monterey, California.  Curated by Lisa Coscino.

               The Sixth Gyre:  Art, Oceans, and Plastic Pollution, 5th International Marine Debris Conference • Honolulu, HI.

2010     Metaphysical Materiality, Tinney Contemporary • Nashville, TN.  With Carol Prusa, Margery Amder, Pat Bellan-Gillen

            Contemporary Feminine Mythologies, Primo Piano LivingGallery • Lecce, Italy

            Cadavre Equis, Primo Piano LivingGallery • Lecce, Italy

2009     Green Light II, curated by Loie Lassiter, Bank of America Plaza • Charlotte, NC.

               Staying Alive, Metaphor Contemporary Art • Brooklyn, NY

            Slow News, Broadthinking Curatorial, Mark’s Garage Art Center • Honolulu, HI.

            Found Object, Brenau University • Gainesville, GA.  With Loren Schwerd, Donna Mintz.

2008     Selections from the Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection, Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburg, PA.

2007     POOL Art Fair/Ocean View at Miami Basel Art Fair, Cavalier Hotel • Miami, FL.

            POOL Art Fair/Art Attack, Chelsea Hotel, Chelsea Hotel • NY, NY.

            Broadthinking:  Inaugural, Silent Space Gallery • Kingston, New York.

2006        Birdspace, Tucson Art Museum   Tucson, AZ. (Jan-Mar.) Curated by David Rubin, traveling for 2 years.

                     With Ross Bleckner, Mark Dion, Walton Ford, Kiki Smith, Hunt Slonem, Petah Coyne, others. Catalog.

               IV Biennial of Graphic Art, Francavilla Al Mare, Italy and Sant Carla de la Rapita, Spain.

2005       New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art • New Orleans, Louisiana.

            Imagining Escape, Ernest G. Welch Gallery • Atlanta, GA.

2004     Breathing Space, Metaphor Contemporary Art • Brooklyn, NY.

            Adornment: Embellishment and Encroachment, Diboll Gallery, Loyola University • New Orleans, LA.

            Birdspace, Hudson River Museum • Hudson, NY; Norton Museum of Art • West Palm Beach, FL;

               Contemporary Art Center  • New Orleans, LA;  Tucson Art Museum • Tucson, AZ.

2003     Skin:  Contemporary Views of the Body, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art • Jacksonville, Florida.

            The Armory Show 2003, Chelsea Piers    New York, NY.

            Immured:  Installations Behind Glass, Lenox Artwalk • Altanta, GA.

            V. Rooms in Dialog, Zaal Scaldis Eiermarkt /Antwerp Tower Building    Antwerp, Belgium.

            Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski: Works on Paper, Santa Reparata Gallery • Florence, Italy.

2002     Art Chicago 2002 at Navy Pier • Chicago, Illinois.

            A Century of Progress:  Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee, Cheekwood Museum of Art   Nashville, TN



2010      Coastal Hero, selected by Coastal Living Magazine, Time Magazines Inc.  February, p. 43

2009      Artist in Residence, Bau Institute, New York/Italy • Otranto, Italy.

2008      Artist in Residence, NY Arts Beijing • Beijing, China.                

2007       Artist Associate, Blue Ocean Institute • East Norwich, NY.

2006       Artist Residency Fellowship, Red Cinder Creativity Center • Hawaii.

             Outstanding Faculty Achievement of the Year Award, Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA.

2005      Research Initiation Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA.

              School of Art & Design Summer Research Grant , Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA

2004      Finalist, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program Commission competition.

2003     Research Instrumentation Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA.

2001       Finalist, Atlanta Hartsfield Airport E-Concourse Expansion Commission Competition.

2000     Major Public Art commission, Atlanta Medical Examiner’s Facility, Fulton Co. Arts Council.

            School of Art & Design Summer Research Grant , Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA

1999      Artist Residency Fellowship, Franz Masereel Center  • Kasterlee, Belgium.

            Research Initiation Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA.

            TABOO Project Grant, “Requiem” exhibition, Nexus Contemporary Art Center • Atlanta, GA.

1998     Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement, University of Tennessee • Knoxville, TN.

1996     Visual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission.

1995     Major commission, MBL Life Assurance/1st Tennessee • Memphis, TN

1994     SAF/NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, Painting.



present     Professor of Art, Georgia State University • Atlanta, Georgia.  

2001-03   Associate Dean of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, GSU  • Atlanta, GA. 

1997-87   Associate Professor of Art, University of Tennessee   Knoxville, Tennessee.



2005          Presenter, “Altered States: Transformation of Perception, Place and Performance,” Planetary Collegium,

                      University of Plymouth • Plymouth, UK

                  Panel Chair/Presenter, “Painting As World,” College Art Association Annual Conference • Atlanta, GA.

                   Panel Chair, “Atlanta’s (New) Contemporary Art Spaces,” Artspace, CAA Annual Conference • Atlanta, GA

2002           Panel Chair/Presenter, “Art & Language: Connecting Two Halves of the Brain,” Hawaii International Arts &

                        Humanities Conference • Honolulu, Hawaii.

2001        Ponte Futuro, Cortona International Symposium Exhibition, La Fortessa • Cortona, Italy.

                  Panelist/Presenter, “On/Off/Over the Edge,” American Print Alliance, University of Florida • Gainesville.

                         Presented “Collaborations at the Franz Masereel Center, Belgium,” with Craig Dongoski.

1999          Panelist, “Post-Lingua: the Interracitality of Tongues,” CAA Annual Conference •Los Angeles, CA.

                 Presented paper entitled “Seeds and Germs:  The Flourishing of Esperanto.”




2010        Drifters:  Plastics Pollution, Personhood, with essays by Ron Broglio, Pam Longobardi, Dores Sacquenga, Carl Safina.

                          Published by Edizione Charta, (Milan, NY) 96 pp., 64 color illustrations.



2011       Dion, Mark, Sarina Basta, et al., Oceanomania, 2011, published by MACK Books, UK, pp. 16, 112-3, 132, 150, 172,


               Moore, Capt. Charles, Plastic Ocean , 2011, Avery/Penguin books, p. 313

               Hollingsworth, Annie, “Voyage on Uncanny Seas,” Art Papers, rev., May/June, p.49


               Wolf, Alana, “ARTSpeak:  Pam Longobardi’s Drifters Project,” radio interview broadcast on AM 1690, The Voice of

                  Arts, Atlanta, May 3.

               Lee, Peter, radio interview broadcast on Greek station Cosmos 96.5, and simulcast on British radio, Jul 27.


               Keane, Ryan, Prolific magazine feature profile,

               Godson, Rebecca, “Fragile Beauty:  Pam Longobardi’s Ocean Conservation Art,” feature article, DRIFT,


               Reedman, Bridget, “Environmental News:  Drifters,” feature article, Coastalwatch Australia, May 3.

           Plastics, Pollution and Personhood.

               Eco-Heroes, Coastal Living Magazine,

2010       Latta, Sarah “Coastal Hero,” Coastal Living magazine, February, p. 34.

                Pizzarelli, Marina, “Cadavre Exquis,” SEGNO, Rome, Italy, rev., ill., June-July, p. 79.

                Dunham, Mike, “Marine pollution, art solution,” Anchorage Daily News, June 13, p. E1-E-8.

                Hansell, Sally, “Artist Activists,” FiberARTS, Summer, article, illustrated, p. 52-55, Drifters book review, p. 60.

                Lundberg, Tom, “Drifters” book review, FiberArts magazine, article,ill., p 60.

                Feaster, Felicia, “Green Party: Trash Talk,” The Altantan, (Modern Luxury), May/June, p.36

                Sirlin, Deanna, “JB and Pam Longobardi display their fixations…” Creative Loafing, June 14, p. 29.

                Masterson, Miles, “Fake Plastic Sea,” HUCK Magazine, UK, vol. 4, issue 21, June/July, p. 80-86


                Hansell, Sally, “Longobardi’s Material Drift Glimpses Self in Ocean Debris,” BURNAWAY, June 11.


               Moritz, Lenore, “Pam Longobardi,” artist profile and interview, MomCulture blog,


               Walden, Deborah, “Hidden Worlds,  Nashville Arts Magazine, review, ill. p. 36-41  

               Mazzerella, Ed, “Making Waves,” Surfrider National magazine, vol. 26, no 4, Aug, p. 10.

2009        Zevitas, Stephen T., ed., New American Painting, no.82, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, ill. p. 90-93.

               Petito, Riccardo, “Un Naufragio Navale,” il Gazzettino, Venice, Sept 29, p. 19.

               VeneziaNews magazine, “Panthalassa Installazione ambientale, Arti Visive 2009,” VENEWS, Oct, p 138-09.

               La Nuova di Venezia, “Naufragio di plastica in Calle dei Miracoli,” 23 Sept. p. 37

               Kaufman, Leslie, “Clearing the Coast,” essay in catalog, Panthalassa exhibition.

               Sacquegna, “Tra Memoria del Passato E Cronaca del Presente,” essay in catalog, Panthalassa exhibition.

               Rosoff, Libby  "Generation Gap in New Jersey," The Artblog, Philadelphia, 


2008          Patterson, Tom, “Ocean Debris as Subject and Material,” Winston-Salem Journal, Oct 17.

                  Super Forest, citation on weblog,

               WABE – NPR, audio broadcast,

               PBA.Org Programming, citation on website,

               Engineers and Architects of Hawaii, lecture audio on website,

               Design Public, citation on weblog,

               Moriarity, Jim, OceansWavesBeaches, citation on blog,


               Blue Ocean Institute, citation on website,

               NY ARTS Beijing,

               Rice University, citation on website,

               Visualized Whirled Peas, citation on weblog,

2007         Fox, Catherine, “Terrible Beauty,” Back Story review, ill., Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb 4, p. 12.

                  Keene, Jarret, “Plastic is Forever,” review, ill., Las Vegas City Life, Nov 22, p. 43.

                  Morse, Marcia, “Nature vs. Structure,  review, ill., Honolulu Weekly ‘Hot Picks’, Sept 5.

                  Haute Nature, work cited,

                  Moore, Alan W., “Basel Pesto,” work cited,

                  Brooklyn Museum Feminist Website, “End of Summer Picks,” and “Picks of the Week,”


                  Absolute Arts, Indepth Arts News, “Broadthinking”

2006           Nugent, Bob, Forward by Donald Kuspit, Imagery: Art for Wine, Wine Appreciation Guild, p. 140-1.

                   Fox, Catherine, “Object Lessons,” review, ill., Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 23, p. K 5

2005        Tuley, Laura, “Adornment: Embellishment and Encroachment,” review, Art Papers, Jan/Feb, p. 45.

2004        Bookhardt, Eric, “Beyond Fashion,” review, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, Sept. 21, p.32.

               Howie, Elizabeth, “Adornment: Embellishment and Encroachment,” exhibition essay, Loyola University.

               Perez-Brennan, T., “Creations Meld Science, Art,” rev. ill., Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, Jul 9, p.15-6.

               Rubin, David, “Birdspace,” exhibition catalog, essay, ill. p. 21, 24, 26. Publ. by Pamela Auchincloss.

               Cullum, Jerry, “Wonders in a Wet World,” rev., AJCaccessAtlanta, Nov. 4, p. 26.

               Bookhardt, Eric, “Birdspace,” review, Art Papers, Jul/Aug, p. 44-5

2003        Rezerwuj Czas, “Dongoski w Entropi Jak Brzmi kreska,” rev., ill., City Magazine, Wroclaw, Poland, July, p. 20.

               Co Jest Grane, “Zdarzenia z glosami,” ill., Gazeta Wyborcza Wroclaw, Poland, June 27, p. 13.

               Strefa Miejska, “Drawing Voices,” Aktivist, Wroclaw, Poland, no. 48, July, ill., p. 17

               “Opere su Carta, Craig Dongoski/Pam Longobardi,” Il Corriere di Firenze, Special Estate, ill.,  July 10, p. 25

               McClellan, Marian, “Exploiting Nature’s Finery,” New Orleans Art Review, review, ill., Jan/Feb, p. 29-30.

               Zevitas, Stephen T., ed., New American Painting, no.46, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, ill. p. 90-93.

               Yee, Ivette M., “In the Flesh,” The Times-Union, Jacksonville, rev, May 2, p. 15.

               Kinghorn, George, “Skin:  Contemporary Views of the Body,” exhibition catalog, essay, ill.

               Carruthers, Valerie, “JMOMA: A Cultural Institution,” Arbus, May/June, article, ill., p. 52-61.

2002        MacCash, Doug, “Off the Walls,” The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, rev., ill. , Dec 6.

               Bookhardt, Eric, “Worlds Within Worlds,” Gambit, New Orleans, rev., ill. Dec 10

               Duerr, Teri, editor, “Visual Feature,” KS guest artist pages, Kansai Scene, Osaka, Japan, n. 26, June, p. 21-3

2001        Fox, Catherine, “The Art of Afterward,” article, ill., Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec 30, p. L1, 10.

               Kornblit, Bobbi, “A Wild, Untamed Surface,” feature article, ill., Atlanta Intown, April, p. S3

               Fox, Catherine, "Lipstick Explores Meaning…", rev., ill. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 29, p. Q8.

               Feaster, Felicia, “Kiss and Tell,” rev., Creative Loafing, June 13.

               Joyner, Heather, “Keys to Two Personal Kingdoms,” rev., ill., Metro Pulse Knoxville, Jan 4, p.20.

2000             Makrandi, Nandini, “Beyond the Frame: Pam Longobardi + Catherine McCarthy”, catalog,

                     Knoxville Museum of Art • Knoxville, TN.

               Krainak, Paul,  “world/world,” catalog essay for exhibition, Lowe Gallery.

               Cullum, Jerry , “The world as theme park,” rev., ill. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov 24, p. Q8.

               Fox, Catherine, “Exploring our Best…” rev., ill. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb 4, p. Q8.

               Dooley, Timothy “Damp Edge,” catalog essay for exhibition, UNI Gallery of Art.

               Feaster, Felicia, “Double Vision:  Year in Arts Review,” Creative Loafing, January 1, p. 37

               Bernstein, Susan, “You’re an Animal,” preview, ill. Style Magazine, Jan/Feb, p. 14.

               Schonbak, Judith, “Atlanta’s Gallery Scene,” preview, ill. Atlanta Now , Jan/Feb, p. 39.

1999         Pessina, Maria, “Arte Crossover,” article, ill. Radar no. 64, El Universal/ Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 3..

               Byrd, Cathy, “Atlanta Artists Considered for Whitney,” Creative Loafing, Aug 28, p. 45




Primo Piano Living Gallery • Lecce, Italy

Knestrick Contractors, Inc. • Nashville, TN.

City of Atlanta, Art in Public Places • Atlanta, GA.

Kilpatrick Stockton Attorneys • Atlanta, GA.

Blue Ocean Institute • Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Corcoran Gallery of Art    Washington, DC.

Knoxville Museum of Art • Knoxville, TN

Hyatt Regency International Hotel • Naples, FL

Arizona State University Art Museum    Tempe, AZ

Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Immigration Concourse • Atlanta, GA                                                                                  

Softblox Computing Technologies • Atlanta, GA

Tweed Art Museum • Duluth, MN.

Saks Fifth Avenue • Atlanta, GA

Kennedy Art Museum    Athens, OH

MBL Life Assurance Corporation  • NJ 

Benziger Winery    Sonoma, CA

Hunter Museum of Art    Chattanooga, TN

Freeman-Hawkins Attorneys at Law  • Atlanta, GA

Stockholders Systems • Atlanta, GA

Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmaceuticals • Ralleigh, NC

Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos    Barcelona, Spain.

Miami Metropolitan Museum   Coral Gables, FL

Pratt Institute    New York, NY

Deloitte-Touche    Atlanta, GA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago    Chicago, IL.

Clapsadle-Baugnet    Minneapolis, MN.

Agnes Scott College Collection • Atlanta, GA

Tennessee State Museum  • Nashville, TN

Taller Galeria Fort • Barcelona, Spain.

University of Tennessee Collection • Knoxville, TN

Montana State University Collection • Bozeman, MT




Present              Primo Piano Livingallery • Lecce, Italy

                        Tinney Contemporary • Nashville, Tennessee.

                        ARTLIFEfortheworld  • Venice, Italy

                        Sandler Hudson Gallery • Atlanta, Georgia

2006-2009          Metaphor Contemporary Art • Brooklyn, NY                        

2001-2004          Fay Gold Gallery    Atlanta, Georgia.

                        Sylvia Schmidt Gallery • New Orleans, LA

2001-1992          Lowe Gallery • Atlanta, Georgia.  

                        Monique Knowlton Gallery  • New York, NY                      

                        Leedy-Voulkos Gallery    Kansas City, Missouri.

1992-90             Kathryn Sermas Gallery    New York, NY.

                        CCA,  Center for Contemporary Art    Chicago, Illinois