OCEAN GLEANING: New book published by Fall Line Press arriving in late April!

PREORDER ON FALL LINE PRESS The books are being printed as I type and will soon be en route to Fall Line due to arrive in early May! You may still pre-order the book at the link above. Ocean Gleaning tracks the 15 years of my art and research around the world through the Drifters Project.  Traveling on major expeditions or just walking on the beach, I hunt for and remove plastics that have been tossed about on a long journey through ocean ecosystems.  This is my story. The book…

Major solo exhibition Ocean Gleaning opens at Baker Museum in Naples, FL

December 18 – July 24 | Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum Conceptual artist and activist Pam Longobardi has channeled her lifelong love of the ocean into an artistic practice that transforms the mountains of plastic debris that wash up on beaches around the world. For more than 15 years, Longobardi has utilized found ocean plastics as her primary source material, arranging hundreds of plastic pieces into meticulous wall-mounted artworks or turning them into monumental floor-based sculptures. She refers to this body of work as the Drifters…

Winner of Margie E. West Prize

Longobardi is the recipient of the Margie E. West Prize, an annual prize given to an esteemed alumni from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and was invited to create a new exhibition for the Marjorie E. West Gallery. The Flat Earth Society: a Visitation October 14 – November 18, 2021Marjorie E West Gallery, University of GeorgiaClimate change and mass extinction are undeniably real and visible to all yet so many heads are still in the sand while the world burns, melts, weeps and dries up. In this way, I am…

‘Rainbow’s End, v. 2’ selected for Boston Consulting Group collection~

My 2017 work has been acquired for Boston Consulting Group’s significant art collection. It’s an honor to be part of this meaningful collection of artwork. The selection criteria for this acquisition was that the work be of activist artists. This work is constructed of cigarette lighters that were collected from Laysan albatross nests on Midway Atoll by Oceanic Society volunteers. It highlights the end point and destructive futility of ‘disposable’ plastic.

Large-Scale Commission at 8 West!~

I was commissioned to create a very large scale permanent wall installation for the new 8 West complex in Atlanta. The work measured 12 feet in height and 8 feet wide and was installed in a wall niche in the entrance atrium. The piece is visible from the 3rd Street entrance. ARCHAEOLOGY OF DESIRE, 2020 This artwork contains 627 pieces of derelict ocean plastic retrieved from remote beaches, sea caves and coastal zones around the world, including Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, California, Greece, Indonesia, Belize, Panama, Alabama and Georgia.  Plastic…

New video installation at Atlanta Contemporary ::

Onar (repair the dream), 2020 video projection with stereo sound; survival rescue blankets; wire, metal screen, LED lighting, glass, minerals, crystals, mirror, salt. During the Covid pandemic quarantine of 2020, I was invited to participate in the Atlanta Contemporary’s 20 year anniversary show of the Artist Studio Program, curated by Daricia Delmarr and Kristin Cahill. I will complete two new site specific installation works, for Chute Space (former coal burning underground cement bunker) and Sliver Space. The first iteration was done for Chute Space. The video for this work was…

Crystal Bridges Museum Permanent Collection~

I am honored deeply to have my work “Ghosts of Consumption (for Piet M.)” on view in an installation of works from Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection alongside the great artists Louise Nevelson, Lynda Benglis, Ruth Asawa and Alma Thomas. This iteration exhibition was on view in the Contemporary Galleries from August 29, 2019 – October 5, 2020.

Drifters Project portfolio published in Five Points literary magazine~

Five Points Journal of Art and Literature, the award-winning literary magazine of Atlanta and Georgia State University, has published a portfolio of my ‘Prophetic Object’ photographic pieces in the Summer 2019 edition.  The portfolio consists of full-color reproductions of 8 of my large-scale photographic works.  Randy Malamud, Regent’s Professor of English, wrote a moving essay to accompany the works, and one of my photographs of a rare ‘plastiglomerate’ from Hawaii was used as the journal cover.  You can download the portfolio by clicking here. Essay by Randy Malamud The sea…

Myrtle Beach Art Museum show

CAN’T YOU SEA? | OCEAN PLASTIC ARTIFACTS June 15 – September 8, 2019 Newly renovated Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum opens a large exhibition presenting works by six artists: Arturo Durand, Aurora Robson, Pam Longobardi, Dianna Cohen and more. http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/cant-you-sea-ocean-plastic-artifacts/ Lecture Series http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/planet-or-plastic Press Charleston Post and Courier https://www.postandcourier.com/features/arts_and_travel/ghosts-of-our-consumption WBTW TV News

Anthropocene Island, LES Gallery @The Clemente, NY !

Update: After The Clemente premier, Anthropocene Island travelled to Pratt Institute’s Dekalb Gallery in September 2019. Here is an except from a review of the show in Art511 by Terra Keck: “I carried that dread to the work of Pam Longobardi, who I felt held it with me. If Rupps work shoves viewers off the cliff of existential dread, Longobardi is the net that catches them. “Night Flag of Lesvos” is a patchwork abstract tapestry made of recovered life vests from migrants and refugees on the coast of Lesvos, Greece.…