Mark Lombardi was born in 1951 in New York City. Since his suicide in 2000, there have been speculations of foul play. Conspiracy theories concerning his death still exist today.
Lombardi’s works are comprised of little branches in shape and in method, resembling a mind-map, and are systematic images of networks of people and issues.
The New York Times gave Lombardi the moniker the “Investigative reporter among Artists.“ In 2001, the FBI utilized his work in the research on Osama bin Laden. Now, however, his work is not purely of an informative nature, but is produced in a delicate geometric manner, which finds no comparison in the history of art.
His solo exhibitions include, among others, Museum bildender Künste in Leipzig (2008/09), the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), and the Deven Gold Fine Arts Gallery, New York (1999).
He participated in group exhibitions at the Documenta (13) in Kassel in 2005 and recently in 2013, at the Reykjavik Art Museum (2011), and in the John Weber Gallery, New York (2000).
After his death, the then only moderately successful artist became a well-known myth. He is also included in many private and public collections, such as those of MoMAt, the Jewish Museum, and the New Museum in New York City.