1985 MFA, Master of Fine Arts • Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
1981 BFA, Bachelor of Fine Arts • University of Georgia, Athens, GA
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Threshold, Sandler Hudson Gallery • Atlanta, GA Pam Longobardi: Drifters, Hand Art Center, Stetson University • Deland, FL
2014 What Once Was Lost Must Now Be Found: Chronicling Crimes Against Nature, Hudgens Center for Art • Duluth, GA.
Prairie/Threshold, Creon Gallery • NYC Selections from the Drifters Project Archive, Westminster Gallery • Atlanta, GA
2013 Endless, Sandler Hudson Gallery • Atlanta, GA. (November) Endless: Ocean of Plastic/Drifters Project Phase 3, Ionion Center for Art and Culture • Kefalonia, Greece.
2012 Drifters Project Kefalonia: Giant Sea Cave Excavation, Ionion Center for Art and Culture • Kefalonia, Greece. (July)
2011 One World Ocean, Ionion Center for Art and Culture • Metaxata, Kefalonia, Greece.
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)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Sideshow on Mars, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Jan Voyage of the Beagle, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Mar 18-April 17 Messages from the Sea, Goulandris Museum of Natural History • Athens, Greece, May 2015 – May 2016
2015 SPRAWL: Drawing Outside the Lines, High Museum of Art • Atlanta, GA,
July 18 – Oct 4
GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, CDC David J. Sencer Museum, Centers for Disease Control • Atlanta, GA. Jan – June
GYRE:The Plastic Ocean, Fisher Museum, University of Southern California • Los Angeles, CA. Aug – Nov
Fertile City/Riddle of the Sphinx, Thebes Art Project Film Festival • Thebes, Greece, Oct
Second Nature, James Gallery • Pittsburg, PA Nature Revealed,
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport • Atlanta, GA, Oct- Feb 2016
2014 State of the Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art • Bentonville, AR Shifting Ecologies, The Painting Center • New York, NY. Curated by Marianne van Lent. Catalog. Feral Objects, Creon Gallery • New York, NY. Curated by Peggy Cyphers and Lucio Pozzi.
GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum • Anchorage, Alaska and travelling. Curated by Julie Decker.
2013 Seescape, George Adams Gallery • New York, NY. Curated by Edward Boyer. Oltre il Paesaggio Mistico, Island of St. Francis of the Desert, Collateral Event of 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Simonetta Gorreri, ARTLIFE for the World, • Venice, Italy. Sponsored by Venice Cultural Association (MiBAC), Ministry of Culture, Rome.
Hudgens Prize Finalist Exhibition, Hudgens Center for the Arts • Duluth, GA.
Endless: Ocean of Plastic/Drifters Project Phase 3, Ionion Center for Art and Culture • Kefalonia, Greece.
Discontinuity Continuum: Paintings by Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski, Tinney Contemporary • Nashville, TN (Feb)
2012 Packet-Soup, Savvy Contemporary • Berlin, Germany. Curated by Claudia Lamas Cornejo
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.
2010 PAI 2010, Samothrace and Alexandroupolis, Greece,UNESCO Permanent collection Municipality of Samothrace Metaphysical Materiality, Tinney Contemporary • Nashville, TN. With Carol Prusa, Margery Amder, P.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.
2006 Birdspace, Tucson Art Museum • Tucson, AZ. (Jan-Mar.) Curated by David Rubin
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONOURS
2016 Focus Fellowship Residency, AIR Serenbe, CoEstirere Fellowship, awarded to an artist whose work explores human population growth and its effect on wildlife Special Mention for Plastic Free Island, Cinemare International Ocean Film Festival• Kiel, Germany 2015 Finalist, Best Short Documentary and Best Emerging Director, BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, Oceanographic Museum • Monte Carlo, Monaco Proclamation, awarded by City of Atlanta, Plastic Reduction Day Atlanta, in perpetuity March 27 for organizing The Plastic GYRE symposium: Artists, Scientists, and Activists Respond. Sponsored by Councilman Kwanza Hall 2014 Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University • Atlanta, GA. Five year endowed title. 2013 The Hudgens Prize, awarded by curators Doryun Chong, M+HongKong, Toby Kamps, Menil Collection and Heather Pesanti, The Contemporary, Austin GYRE Expedition participant, Anchorage Museum and Alaska Sea Life Center, me 14-person art-science expedition along remote Alaskan coast researching and removing ocean plastic, sponsored by NEA, Rauschenberg Foundation, National Geographic Films Public Art commission, Raffles Hotel Group London, for new 5-star hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 Permanent installation commission, Marine Science Center, University of New England, • Biddeford, ME Artist Residency Fellowship, Ionion Center for Arts and Culture • Kefalonia, Greece. Commission for sculptural installation, Atlanta Beltline, City of Atlanta Art Program • Atlanta, Georgia. 2011 Commission, travel and installation support, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco • Montecarlo, Monaco. Artist Residency Fellowship, Ionion Center for Arts and Culture • Kefalonia, Greece. CENCIA Center for Project Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, GSU 2010 Coastal Hero, selected by Coastal Living Magazine, Time Magazines Inc. February, p. 43 Travel and residency fellowship for creation of work, EPOFE Concept/ UNESCO • Samothrace, Greece. Public Art Commission, Surdna Foundation, Governors School for the Arts and City of Greenville Parks Department, Reedy River • Greenville, SC. 2009 Artist in Residence, Bau Institute, New York/Italy • Otranto, Italy. 2008 Artist in Residence, NY Arts Beijing • Beijing, China. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE present Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University • Atlanta, Georgia, 2014-present Professor of Art, Georgia State University • Atlanta, Georgia. 1997-present Associate Professor of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1987-1997 AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS 2014 “Plastic as Shadow: The Toxicity of Objects in the Anthropocene,” chapter in Framing the Ocean, 1700 to the Present: Envisioning the Sea As Social Space, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.UK, pp. 181-191 “Wilderness and Invasion: Plastic Place-markers of the Anthropocene,” chapter in GYRE: The Plastic Ocean, Booth Clibborn Editions, UK and Anchorage Museum, pp. 102-3, 109, 172-183 2010 Drifters: Plastics Pollution, Personhood, with essays by R. Broglio, P. Longobardi, D. Sacquenga, Carl Safina. Published by Edizione Charta, (Milan, NY) 96 pp., 64 color illustrations. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REVIEWS AND CITATIONS 2015 Jeffery, Celina, “Artists Curate the Expedition,” The Artist As Curator, Intellect Books, Univ of Chicago, p.181 Valentine, Ben, ‘One Artist’s Quest to Turn Beach Plastic Into Art’, HYPERALLERGIC, Aug 26