D. Dominick Lombardi

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D.Dominick Lombardi

D. Dominick Lombardi (Bronx, New York 1954) is a visual artist, writer and art critic; the U.S. editor of dArt international magazine; as well as a curator. He was an art critic for The New York Times from 1998 to 2005.


D. Dominick Lombardi was born into the family of an Italian-American carpenter in the Bronx, NY in 1954. He worked in the family carpentry shop as a teenager.[1] He is a regular contributor for Huffington Post[2] and a curator for Galerie Protégé, Lichtundfire and Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City. He was a curator and a curatorial advisor for the Lab Gallery (2004-2006), producing over 60 exhibitions in three years with a cycle of 10 day exhibitions.[3]

Lombardi taught Life Drawing, Painting, and Beginning Drawing as an Adjunct Art Professor at Westchester Community College from 1988-2015.[4] His additional affiliations in the field included: Board Chair, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY, 1996–98, where he initiated the first Westchester Biennial in 1998, a position he left later that year when he began writing for The New York Times; Member of the International Association of Art Critics, 2001–2007; and Art Advisor for Pfizer at Doral Arrowwood Educational Center, Purchase, NY, 1997–1998.[5]


Lombardi has been exhibiting since 1977[6] in various venues, for example the Stamford Museum in 1997,[7] the Stamford Branch Gallery in 2000,[8] the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in 2008,[citation needed] at Florida Atlantic University in 2009,[9] and at Artlexis in Brooklyn in 2009.[citation needed] Lombardi's art has been reviewed in various publications.[10][11]

Lombardi is known for the Post Apocalyptic Tattoo series which spanned the decade between 1998 and 2008[12] which culminated in two one-man shows. The first exhibition in 2008, was held at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, TX, titled “The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo: A Ten Year Survey”. The second exhibition was held at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, CT, opened in September 2009.[13]

In addition to his art, Lombardi has had articles been published in The New York Times, ARTslant,[14] Art in Asia (S. Korea), Public Art and Ecology (China), Art Experience NYC, Sculpture, Sculpture Review, d’ART (U.S. Editor), Art Papers, Art Lies, ARTnews, & magazine, Art New England and culturecatch.com among others. His reviews and feature articles for The New York Times appeared between 1998 [15][16] and 2005.[17] Also, Lombardi has curated a variety of exhibitions in museums and galleries across the U. S. including Monkey Spoon[18][19] and Anonymous[20] among others.


  1. ^ D. Dominick Lombardi. "Sense and Sustainability" (PDF). Media.icompendium.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  2. ^ "D. Dominick Lombardi". Huffingtonpost.com. 1998-01-18. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  3. ^ http://thelabgallery.com/about
  4. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/nyregion/the-westchester-biennial-2012-showcases-new-and-diverse-art.html
  5. ^ http://media.icompendium.com/ddlombar_Castle-Gallery-Biennial-and-Board-Chair.pdf
  6. ^ http://media.icompendium.com/ddlombar_First-exhibit-1977-NYTimes-listing.pdf
  7. ^ William Zimmerman (1998-01-18). "ART; The 20th Century, Two Viewpoints in Sculpture and Collage". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  8. ^ William Zimmerman (2000-08-13). "ART; Form, Color and More From 25 Artists". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  9. ^ [1] Archived 2009-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Robert C. Morgan. "WM | whitehot magazine of contemporary art". Whitehotmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  11. ^ "The Artist's Lament: The Workspace Gallery · New York, New York". Zingmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  12. ^ Wilson, Michael (January 15, 2009). ""D. Dominick Lombardi's drawings and sculptures create imaginary mutations in which incongruous components are forced together and familiar icons are warped beyond recognition."". New York: Time Out. p. 53. Retrieved 2017-05-27. Review: Apocalyptic Pop
  13. ^ Robert C. Morgan. "WM | whitehot magazine of contemporary art | December 2009, D. Dominick Lombardi @ The Housatonic Museum of Art". Whitehotmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  14. ^ "D. Dominick Lombardi". ArtSlant.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  15. ^ D. Dominick Lombardi (2005-05-01). "Art Reviews - The Colors of Nature, The Lines of Mathematics - Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  16. ^ D. Dominick Lombardi (1998-12-27). "Prendergast's Private World". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  17. ^ The New York Times, 5/1/2005, WE section p.8 "The Colors of Nature, The Lines of Mathematics"
  18. ^ "Monkey Spoon - Art Review". Culturecatch.com. 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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