Women Inspire: Pam Longobardi

Pam Longobardi, a professor of art who has worked with the Smithsonian and exhibited at the Venice Bienniale, will speak on art and the environment as part of the university’s Women Inspire series. The lecture is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on March 31 in the Centennial Hall auditorium.

Pam Longobardi

Pam Longbardi

Longobardi’s inspiration, and her cause, is the tremendous amount of plastic debris that is fouling oceans and killing wildlife worldwide. She has documented ocean pollution from Alaska to Hawaii to Greece, and in fact makes her art out of the ropes, bottles and other pieces she pulls from the ocean on her journeys.

The artist is a Georgia State University graduate who has had more than 100 pieces of artwork published in galleries and museums across the world. In 2005, she was presented with the Georgia State University’s Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award.

Longobardi has had more than 40 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, China, Italy, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan, Germany, Greece and Monaco.

The Women Inspire speaker series celebrates the achievement of Georgia State women who motivate and inspire others. The speaker series, open to the university community, creates a network of women committed to supporting Georgia State and the educational experiences of its students.