' D. Dominick Lombardi - Kim Foster Gallery
D. Dominick Lombardi
January 01 - January 01, 1970

Press Release

Urchins, scamps, rascals have often been used as a somewhat sympathetic symbol of the marginalized. Lombardi’s sand, acrylic medium and found object sculptures of those ‘hidden’ individuals are a sort of reverse double entendre in the way they combine two intentions for one meaning. The discarded objects that constitute the core of the human forms are cast aways just like lost souls that are represented in the sand and acrylic medium. The collage element in Lombardi’s drawings of those same figures are comprised of bits and pieces of 1970s news based magazines suggesting that we all eventually become lost and forgotten to varying degrees.

Past Exhibitions




Feature articles and reviews of his art have appeared in Sculpture magazine, ARTnews, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Post Road Magazine, WHITEHOT, The M magazine, The San Antonio Express, Skin & Ink, The Greenwich Times, Art New England, ZING magazine, O2 magazine (China), THE NEW YORK GAHO (cover and feature-Japan), Poetry and Thought (Japan), ANIMAL and ANIMALNEWYORK.com, artnet, NYARTS magazine, d’ART, culturecatch.com and BLURRED VISION (cover art issue #1 and interior pages issues #1-3).

Lombardi’s features and art criticisms have been published in The New York Times, ARTslant, Art in Asia (S. Korea), Mana Log, 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, NYARTS magazine, culturecatch.com, among others.

As a curator, Lombardi has presented in a variety of museums and galleries across the U. S. such shows as: “In Their Own World,” “Monkey Spoon,” “Anonymous,” “Nature Calls,” “Suspect Reason,” “Bóm: How art can disrupt, reorient or destroy,” “Art Noir,” “Fear is a Four Letter Word,” “Speaking in Strings: Ken Butler and Kurt Coble”, “Critics Select I & II,” ‘The Reality Show”, “East Vs West”, “Over the Top – Under the Rug,” “FUNKADELICIDE,” “One Night Stand- The Sex Show,” “The Impact of War,” “The Waking Dream, 1998;” “Lights – Sound – Action!,” ‘The Tradition  of  Icons,” and “Champions of Modernism: Non-Objective Art of the 1930s & 40s and Its Legacy.”



2010                  “Urchins: Sculptures and Collaged Drawings,” Project Space: Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

“Urchins,” Curator, David Gibson, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

2009                  “The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo,” Curator, Robbin Zella, Housatonic Museum of  Art, Bridgeport, CT

2008                  “Toyota VS Godzilla,” Artlexis, Brooklyn, NY

“The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo,” Gallery Milieu, Tokyo, Japan

“Graffoos & Tattoos,” Curator, John Pollard, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

“The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo: A Ten Year Survey of Art of D. Dominick  Lombardi,” Curator, Carol Kino, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center,  SanAntonio, TX

2007                  “The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo & Graffoos,” Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

2005                  “The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo,” Curator, Yuko Wiley, Lunarbase Gallery,  Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2003                  “After the Rain,” Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

1997                  “Reverse Collage,” Art/Ex Gallery, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1990                  “Sign Symbol Surrealism,” Portico New York, Inc., New York, NY

1986                  Beaulah Land, New York, NY

1979                  Westbroadway Gallery, New York, NY




2012                  “Group Show 04,” Curator, Sloan Sleuth, 101 Exhibit, Miami, FL

“Under the Influence: The Comics and Contemporary Art,” Curator, Susan Hoeltzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

“Toy Stories,” Curator, Helen Klisser During, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

2011                  “Monkey Spoon,” Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2010                  “Memory,” Curator Helen Klisser During, Westport Art Center, CT

“Fresh Paint,” Curator Lynn Stein, ROCA, West Nyack, NY

2009                  “Designing Intelligence?: Intelligent Design Project IV,” FAU Galleries, Boca Raton, FL

“RUBBISH! Art and the Ecosystem,” Curator, Julia Dixon, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

2008                  “Apocalyptic Pop,” Curator, Kathleen Goncharov, The Dorsky Curatorial  Program, L.I.C., NY

“Deep Pop,” Curated by Andrew Michael Ford, Kenneth Chapman Gallery, Iona College, New Rochelle,

2007                  “Skin City:The Art of the Tattoo”,Curator, Amanda Cooper, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

“Intelligent Design Project III,” Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL

“Intelligent Design Project II,” Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI

“Cursive 2,” Art Commune, Curator Thalia Vrachopoulos and Shin-yi Yang, Hong Kong, China

“Singularity in the Communal Tide (Culture + Identity in the Moment,”  Curator, Rupert Ravens, Baird Center’s Pierro Gallery, S. Orange, NJ

“Bridge Art Fair”, with VanBrunt Gallery, Kasia Kay Art Projects and Bleu Acier, Miami, FL

“Red Dot Art Fair,” with Kasia Kay Art Projects, New York, NY

2006                  Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, NY

“Revisionist History; Getting the Story Straight”, Dam/Stuhltrager  Gallery,Brooklyn, NY

“Strange Brew: Alejandra Villasmil and D. Dominick Lombardi,” Repetti Gallery, L.I.C., NY

“Quantum Circus”, SooVAC, Minneapolis, MN

“Groovy,” First Run, New York, NY, 2006.

“Summer Gallery Exhibition”, KKAP kasia kay art projects gallery, Chicago, Il

“Kaleidoscope”, The Basement Gallery, Knoxville, TN

“Aqua Art Miami,” Aqua Hotel, with Lisa Boyle Gallery, Miami, FL

“Scope Miami 2006,” with Kasia Kay Art Projects, Miami, FL

2005                  “INKED!,”  Curator, Koan Jeff Baysa, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

“INKED!,” Curator, Koan Jeff Baysa, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art  (SICA), Long Branch, NJ

“Character I,” Curator, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, The Shore Institute of  Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ

“Character II,” Curator, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT,

“Me, Myself and My Emotions,” Curators, Rachel Phillips and Linda Dennis, Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn, NY,

“Edgy and Elegant,” The Arts Exchange, Curator, Rosemary Erpf, White Plains, NY

“Stray Show,” with Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, Il

“NOVA,” with Lunarbase Gallery, Chicago, IL

“CIGE/China International Gallery Exposition,” Beijing, China,

“Link the World”, Lunarbase Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

“Cursive,” Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, New York, NY

“D. Dominick Lombardi /Ken Marchione,” Branchville Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

“Art Miami,” with Lunarbase gallery, Miami, FL

2004                  “Group Show,” Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Grand Opening Exhibition” The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA), Long Branch, NJ

“Black & White: D. Dominick Lombardi, Lucio Pozzi, Ed Smith,” Time and Space Ltd., Hudson, NY

“Blast,” Branchville Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

Lisa Boyle Gallery Chicago, Il

2003                  “Painter’s Forms,” Curator, Nell Ogorzaly, The Workspace Gallery, New York

“Miraculous: Contemporary Exvotos Paintings,” Curator, Trong Nguyen, chen TGN, Brooklyn, NY

“People, Places, Things,” dfn Gallery, New York, NY

“Characterism,” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2002                  “Six Approaches,” Curator, Donise English, Marist Art Gallery, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Ketilhusid Museum, Akureyri, Iceland, traveling to: Pakkhusid, Olafsfjordur, Iceland; Hafnarborg Institute of  Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland

“Reactions,” Exit Art, New York, NY, traveling to: Alyce de Roulet Williamson  Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2001                  “Metro-North: Abstract Painting from the Metropolitan New York Region,”  Curator, Kenise Barnes, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

Gallery Ofeigur, Reykjavk, Iceland

2000                  “Summer Show,” dfn Gallery, New York, NY

“Best of the Art-Ex 95-2000,” University of Connecticut Stamford Branch Gallery, Stamford, CT

1999                  “ABSOLUT SECRET New York,” McKee Gallery, New York, NY

1998                   “Art As Spectacle,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

“Interstate I95,” John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

1997                  “New Art Annual,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

“Assemblage: More Than Meets The Eye,” Pace University Gallery/Choate  House, Pleasantville, NY

1996                  “New Art Annual,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1995                  “All-Of-A-Piece,” Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

“15th Annual Faber Birren Color Show,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1994                  “Small Works International,” Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY

Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany

1993                  “Art Chicago International,” with Portico Gallery, Chicago, IL

Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Kunstraum, Cologne, Germany

1992                  “Art Cologne, Intenationaler Kunstmarkt,” with Portico Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Gallery of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China

1991                  “Art Cologne, Intenationaler Kunstmarkt,” with Portico Gallery, Cologne, Germany

“Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

“Neo-Dada,” Curators, Bolly Name and Bob Pucci, Mid-Hudson Arts & Science  Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

1990                  “Art Cologne, Intenationaler Kunstmarkt,” with Portico Gallery, Cologne, Germany

“14th Annual “small works,” 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY

1989                  “Art Cologne, Intenationaler Kunstmarkt,” with Portico Gallery, Cologne, Germany

“Hudson River Open,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

1986                  Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY

EV Gallery, New York, NY

“Gambling Show,” Public Image Gallery, New York, NY

“Tar Beach,” Native Sun, New York, NY

1983                  “Tenth Anniversary Exhibition,” Westbroadway Gallery, New York, NY