Philadelphia, PA

Mark Lombardi

Ron Rewald & Bishop Baldwin Rewald Dillingham & Wong of Honolulu c. 1978-83 (3rd version)
Graphite on paper
18 x 24 inches

Please contact the gallery for a complete updated resume.


b. Syracuse, NY

1951 - 2000


1974 BA, (Art History), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Solo Exhibitions

Keeping Secrets, a traveling exhibition organized by Hayward Gallery, England. Curated by Richard Grayson.
Mark Lombardi: Global Networks, a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International, New York. Curated by Robert Hobbs. (Catalogue) Opening at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. January 2003. Other locations include: Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; The Drawing Center, NY, NY; Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IO
Preparatory Drawings, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (Catalogue)
Silent Partners, Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson Park, MA
In Memory, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Vicious Circles: Drawings, Deven Golden Fine Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Silent Partners: Drawings, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
Over the Line: Drawings 1994-6, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

Drawings: Bruce Conner, Jacob El Hanani, Mark Lombardi, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Down By Law, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Curated by Bernadette Corporation
Building and Breaking the Grid, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Intense Focus, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
World Watchers, NGBK, Berlin, Germany (upcoming) (Catalogue)
Global Priority, The Herter Art Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Curated by Grady Gerbracht and Susan Jahoda
Somewhere better than this place, CAC (The Contemporary Arts Center), Cincinnati, OH (Catalogue)
GNS Global Navigation System, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (Catalogue)
For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (Catalogue)
Lost Worlds Apocalyptic & Utopian Visions, Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY
High and Inside, curated by Maurice Tuchman, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (Catalogue)
privat I öffentlich, Häusler Contemporary, München, Germany
American Dream, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY (Catalogue)
Living Inside the Grid, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (Catalogue)
The Incredible Lightness of Being, curated by Phong Bui, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Center of Attraction, The 8th Baltilic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (Catalogue)
Overt Operation, Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, NY
Strategy, La Plage, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Libres Echanges / Material World, Centre d’Art Contemporain GENEVE, Switzereland
Terra Incognita: Contemporary Artist’s Maps and Other Visual Organizing Systems, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Empire / State: Artists Engaging Globalization (Curated Exhibtion, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program), Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY
Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FLA
The Communications Department, curated by Alex Farquharson, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
Let’s Get to Work, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Art at the Edge of the Law, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Nancy Drew, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
All Systems Go, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Fresh: The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2000, The New Museum of Contemporary Art (Permanent Collection), New York, NY
Group Show, Tribes Gallery, New York, NY
Work, University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
San Francisco International Art Expo SF3, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
Errant Gestures: Visual and Verbal Correspondences, Apex Art, New York, NY
Out of Order: Mapping Social Space, CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, curated by Pamela Auchincloss (this show will travel nationally for one year)
Multiple Sensations: series, collections, obsessions, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
A Selective Survey of Political Art, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
Greater New York, PS1, Queens, New York
World Trade, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Circles, Bonafide Gallery, Chicago, IL
Newsroom, Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Touring the Frame, Rosamond Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Pierogi 2000, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Monumental Drawings, Exit Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn: New Work, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnatti, Ohio
Altoids Collection, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY, Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL, Inside Art, Chicago, IL; Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Walter/McBean Gallery San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
The other side of New York, Galleria Maze, Turin, Italy
Seeing Money, Portland Art and Cultural Foundation, Portland, OR.
Drawing Rules, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA (
Rage for Art, Peirogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY
Seeing Money, Rotunda Gallery, New York, NY
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?, Devon Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Laissez-Faire, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Versus III, Ex-Lanificio Bona di Carignano, Turin, Italy (
Apocalypse Now, Here Art, New York, NY
Heaven, P.S. 1, Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY
Selections: Winter 1997, The Drawing Center, NY
Gift Market, Printed Matter, New York, NY
Inner Sanctum, Robert McClain and Company, Houston, TX (project room installation)
The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX (Third Prize)
1996 Critic's Choice, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX,
1996 Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX,, (Honorable Mention)
The Big Show, Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Houston, TX

Selected Press and Reviews

Auricchio, Laura, “Connecting the dots: Mark Lombardi unravels webs of conspiracy at the Drawing Center," Time Out NY, November 20–27, 2003. p.86 (illus.)
Kimmelman, Michael, “Webs Connecting the Power Brokers, the Money and, Ultimately, the World,�? The New York Times, November 14, 2003. p.E36 (illus.)
Lin, Tan, “Following the Money,�? Art in America, November 2003. pp. 142-147, 177 (illus.)
Heartney, Eleanor, “The Sinister Beauty of Global Conspiracies: Mark Lombardi’s Delicate Drawings Show Everything’s Connected (and Not in a Good Way),�? The New York Times, Sunday Arts Section, October 26, 2003. p. AR31 (illus.)
Sorokina, Elena, “Williamsburg–das New Yorker Galerienwunder,�? Junge Kunst, Nr. 56, Fall 2003. pp.22-27 (illus.)
Roussel, Stéphane, “Polyculture de l’imaginaire,�? Art Contemporain, 05-11 September, 2003.
Wetterwald, Elisabeth, “GNS, Palais de Tokyo,�? Art Press, September 2003.
Breerette, Genevieve, “Des geographies imaginaries dominées par l’informatique,�? Le Monde, 15 August, 2003.
Lornet, Claude, “Global Navigation System,�? La Libre Belgique, 27 August, 2003.
Scott, Michael, “Following the Lines,�? Vancouver Sun, Arts & Life Magazine, June26–July 3, 2003. pp.C16-17.
Marcadé, Bernard, “G.N.S. Leçcon de géo au Palais de Tokyo,�? Beaux Arts Magazine, July 2003.
Tranberg, Dan, “The State of world affairs, as seen by 3 artists,�? The Plain Dealer, June 28, 2003. pp. E1, E5
Utter, Douglas Max, “Crimes, Stains, Maps, Planes: The Global Arena @ MoCA," Angle 05, 2003. pp.16-17
Raymond, Jon, “Mark Lombardi, Pierogi,�? New York Critics’ Pick, Artforum online, May 2, 2003 (illus.)
Exhibition Catalogue: High and Inside, Marlborough Chelsea, curated by Maurice Tuchman. Catalogue essay by Judd Tully. (Illus.) May 2003
Exhibition Catalogue: Preparatory Drawings: 1994–2000, Pierogi. Essay by Tan Lin. Conversation between Tan Lin and Robert Hobbs. April 2003
Lafuente, Pablo, “Living Inside the Grid,�? Art Review, Interntional Edition, Vol 1, No 7, May 2003. p. 93
Dailey, Meghan, “'Living Inside the Grid,’ New Museum of Contemporary Art,�? Artforum, XLI, May 2003. pp.171-2
Smith, Roberta, “When Exhbitions Have More to Say Than to Show,�? The New York Times, Sunday Arts Section, April 13, 2003: pp. AR31-2
Siegel, Katy and Paul Mattick, Art and Money, Thames & Hudson, London and New York. 2003
Kluth, Carsten (translator: Denise V. Ayling), “Schönheit der Intrige,�? Berliner, Spring 2003: pp. 40-51 (Illus. and feature article)
Rexer, Lyle, “Using Art to Start a Global Conversation,�? The New York Times, February 23: Sec. 2: pp.50-51 (illus.)
Exhibition Catalogue: Living Inside the Grid, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Dan Cameron, Essay by Dan Cameron, “Living Inside the Grid.�? (illus.) pp. 90-3.
“Overt Operation: Joe Amrhein, Xu Bing, Mark Lombardi, Ivan Navarro, David Opdyke, David Schild,�? Writer’s Picks, January Preview, Berliner Kunst, International Edition, Vol. 8, No. 1, Jan. 2003. p. 41
Smith, Roberta, “Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction,�? The New York Times, October 18, 2002: p.E31
Richard, Frances, “Relatable: Mark Lombardi Draws Economics,�? NYFA Quarterly, Fall 02, Vol 1, No 1: pp.4-5
Daniel, Jeff, “Putting art on the map,�? St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 14, 2002: p.F6
“Terra Incognita,�? News & Around, Tema Celeste, May / June 2002: p.117
Cotter, Holland, “Empire / State, Artists Engaging Globalism,�? The New York Times, July 5, 2002: p. E35
“Empire / State,�? The New Yorker, July 1, 2002, Vol 78, No17: p.24
Griffin, Tim, “As the world turns; a local show takes on the theme of globalism in art,�? Time Out NY, June 13–20, 2002: pp.55-56
Yuliano, Dean, “An Artist With a Taste for Scandal,�? The Wall Street Journal, May 1, 2002: Front page + p.D7
Richard, Frances, “’Obsessive-Generous’ Toward a Diagram of Mark Lombardi,�?, Vol 2, No 2, Winter 2001/02
Schroeder, Ivy, “Terra Scoped,�? Riverfront Times, July 10–16, 2001
Richard, Frances, “Art at the Edge of the Law,�? ArtForum, Vol 40, October 2001: pp.161-2
Streitfeld, L.P., “Art at the Edge of the Law,�? NY Arts, July/August 2001
American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2001: p.188
Sparks, Amy Bracken, “Hyper Text: No simple drawings at Spaces,�? Cleveland Free Press Times, May 30–June 5: p.20
Richard, Frances, “Conversations Charted,�? Cabinet Magazine, Issue 2, Spring 2001: pp.76-81
Poster Project insert, “George W. Bush, Harken Energy, and Jackson Stephens, c.1979–90 (5th Version),�? Cabinet Magazine, Issue 2, Spring 2001.
Schmerler, Sarah, “Errant Gestures Visual and Verbal Correspondences,�? Time Out NY, Septbmer 21-28: p.69
Fallon, Roberta, "World of Trouble: The Late Mark Lombardi's drawings chart a beautiful course in a sea ofscandal," Philadelphia Weekly, July 12, 2000, p54.
Sozanski, Edward J., "Art turns political for conventioneers," The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 2000.
Hill, Lori, "firstfridayfocus" Philadelphia City Paper, July 6 – 13, 2000, p28.
Berwick, Carly, "The Investigative Artist," CJR: Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 2000, p10.
Saltz, Jerry, "Greater Expectations," Village Voice, March 14, 2000.
Stevens, Mark, "21st Century Express," New York Magazine, March 2000, p. 92-3.
Zeitz, Lisa, "Kunstmarkt: Im Schatten der Zuckerfabrik," Frankfurter Allgemeine, March 4, 2000, p. 1E.
Agro, Ombretta, "Emerging Artists", Art Tribune, (New York), p. 10-1 (illus.)
Cotter, Holland, "NY Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways", New York Times, March 6, 2000, p. 1E
Nahas, Dominique, "Monumental Drawings at Exit Art", Art on Paper, January 2000, p. 84
Saltz, Jerry, "Science Fair", Village Voice, February, 22, 2000
Ballangee, Brandon, "Review: Lombardi at Pierogi 2000", Zing Magazine, (New York), Spring/Summer, 1999, p. 189-90. (illus)
Bell, J. Bowyer, "Monumental Drawings at Exit Art", Review (New York), October 1, 1999, p. 31
Brown, Gerard, "Drawing Breath", Philadelphia Weekly, March 17, 1999, p. 72
Findsen, Owen, "Brooklyn exhibit quirky", Cincinnati Enquirer, September 12, 1999, p. 6G
Gialamas, James, "Profile: Mark Lombardi", Forbes FYI, November 15, 1999, (illus.)
Johnson, Ken, "Lombardi at Deven Golden Fine Art", New York Times, November 5, 1999, p. 41E
Levin, Kim, "Lombardi at Deven Golden Fine Art", Village Voice, November 9, 1999, p. 87
Moshkovitz, Boris, "Mark Lombardi, Pierogi 2000", Flash Art, May/June, 1999
"Passport to Art Fairs: Basel, Chicago Preview", New York Arts, May 1999, p. 1
Rubenstein, Raphael, "Mark Lombardi at Pieorgi 2000", Art in America, June, 1999. (illus.)
Smith, Roberta, "Rage for art; Pierogi reborn", New York Times, February 19, 1999, p. 37E
Viveros-Faune, Christian, "Lombardi at Deven Golden Fine Art", New Yorker, November 1, 1999, p. 35
Oda, Ken, "Lombardi at MOCA, DC", Koan: Review of Arts and Letters (Washington DC), Mar. ‘98, p. 14
Parola, Lisa, "Il Fascino del Contemporanea", La Stampa (Turin), June 19, 1998, p. 48 (illus.)
Protzman, Ferdinand, "Contemporary's New Look", Washington Post, March 5, 1998, p. 7C
Slivka, Andrey, "Lattice of Coincidence", New York Press, March 18, 1998, p. 18
Smith, Roberta, "Review: Deven Golden Fine Art", New York Times, July 24, 1998, p.39E
Smith, Roberta, "Review: Lombardi at Pierogi 2000", New York Times, December 25, 1998, p. 42E
Cotter, Holland, "Selections: Winter '97", New York Times, January 24, 1997, p. 29B
Utterback, Robin, "Mark Lombardi at Lawndale", Artlies (Houston), Winter 1997, p. 31-3
Davenport, Bill, "Mark Lombardi at Lawndale", Art Letter (Houston), December 1996
Dewan, Shaila, "Sweet Stuff", Houston Press, July 18, 1996, p. 43
Dewan, Shaila, "Making Connections", Houston Press, December 12, 1996, p. 48
Isola, Marina, "The Verdict", The Met (Dallas), May 29, 1996, p. 37
Johnson, Patricia, "Big Show Lives up to its Name", Houston Chronicle, July 26, 1996, p. 10D


“The ‘Offshore’ Phenomenon: Dirty Banking in a Brave New World,�? Cabinet Magazine, Issue 2, Spring 2001: pp.86-89
“Hot Money and Perilous Politics: Dirty Banking in a Brave New World,�? Artlies, Houston, TX, June 1996: pp.11-14
“BCCI, ICIC, & FAB c.1972-91,�? Gulf Coast, Houston, TX, Summer/Fall 1996

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The New Museum (Gift of the Altoids Seriously Strong Collection)
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Various private collections

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