Rita Lombardi

Rita Lombardi
Rita Lombardi

Lecturer in Art

List Arts Center 111

Rita Lombardi's photography has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally; in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Louisville, and throughout New England. Currently Lombardi is working on a variety of projects using both digital and antique processes, color and black and white, abstraction and realism.

She has been published in both print and online publications, including F-Stop Magazine, Afield Magazine, Redivider Literary Journal, and Blank Canvas Magazine. Her photographs can be found in the collection of the Munson Williams Proctor Art Museum, in Utica, N.Y., and private collections. Her recent work was an exploration of the role of the public library in the United States. 

Lombardi, who is associate professor of photography at Pratt Munson Williams Proctor, holds an master's in fine arts from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor's in photography and art history from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Select Publications

  • Emish, Ghada. "Rita Lombardi's work examining the reading experience on display at local art institute." The Spectator. 17 Nov. 2017.
  • Family. F-Stop Magazine. June 1, 2016. <http://www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/77 /groupexhibition.html>
  • Brand, Ariel. "UConn Professor Performs for Interactive Exhibit." The Daily Campus(Storrs] 21 Mar. 2010. Print. [Review of Interpreting Space.)
  • Ice Box, Afield Magazine. Afield Magazine, 11 Oct. 2009. Web. <http://afield-magazine.biogspot.com>
  • Rita Lombardi, Blank Canvas Magazine, Issue 8, Spring/Summer 2006
  • 30 Days in the Bathroom Mirror and Shower by Rita Lombardi, Redivider Literary Journal, Issue 4.1, Fall 2006

Select Exhibitions

  • 2017, Liminal Umbra, Cogar Gallery, Herkimer Community College, Herkimer, N.Y.
  • 2016, Rita Lombardi: On Libraries, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, N.Y. 
  • 2016, New Work. Two-person exhibit. The Other Side Gallery, Utica, N.Y. 
  • 2014, Just Hatched. School of Art Gallery, Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor College of Art and Design, Utica, N.Y.
  • 2012, The Red Wheelbarrow Pictures, Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, Conn. 
  • 2012, Amory Amistad, The Dirt Palace, Providence, R.I. 
  • 2008, Jee Box, A4 Gallery, Boston, Mass.
  • 2008, I Heart Polaroid, DeFeudis Italian American Cultural Center Fine Arts Gallery, Worcester, Mass.
  • 2007, Venice: Sights and Sounds, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2018

Educational Background

M.F.A., University of Connecticut
B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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