Pamela LongobardiDistinguished University Professor / Professor of Art - Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Since 1990, Pam Longobardi has had over 30 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, China, Italy, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan and elsewhere. Her artworks are included in corporate and private collections across the US, and she has been commissioned to create pieces for Benziger Winery, the Hyatt Corporation, the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Facility and the First Tennessee Bank in Memphis. Her work involves painting, photography, fabricated objects and installations and addresses the psychological relationship between humans and the natural world.
Longobardi recently was invited to exhibit and participate in a residency at NY Arts/Beijing during the 2008 Olympics. Her 1993 installation entitled “1614-1914 (A Disappearance of Wings)” was included in the 2004 exhibition Birdspace shown at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, the Norton Museum of Art; the Hudson River Museum and four other US museums. Large-scale digital photographs were featured in Skin: Contemporary Views of the Body at the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art where she had a solo exhibition of paintings in 2004.
Awards include residency fellowships at the Franz Masereel Center in Belgium and Red Cinder in Hawaii. Longobardi received a 1994 SAF Regional NEA Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, the 1996-97 Tennessee Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship, and was chosen in 1996 as Alternate for the SAF/American Academy in Rome Fellowship. In 1994 she was awarded the UT Knoxville College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence in Research Prize and in 1997, the Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement. In 2005 Longobardi was named recipient of Georgia State University’s Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, where she is Professor of Art.
Longobardi currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and has created the Drifters Project http://driftersproject.net/ , an ongoing collaborative interdisciplinary project focusing on marine debris and plastics pollution.