Mark Lombardi (1951 – 2000, U.S.) was an American neo-conceptual artist who specialized in drawings that document financial and political frauds by power brokers. His diagrammatic drawings resemble a mind-map and depict systemic entanglements behind significant financial and political scandals. In the New York Times, Roberta Smith referred to Lombardi as an “…investigative reporter after the fact.” In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, FBI and Homeland Security officers inquired about viewing Lombardi’s works.
Mark Lombardi’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally and was the subject of a traveling, one-person retrospective, Mark Lombardi: Global Networks organized by ICI and curated by Robert Hobbs (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, The Drawing Center, 1998-2005), and has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, 2008-2009; Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2015; S.M.A.K., Ghent, 2015; MoMA, New York, 2011; the Whitney Museum, New York, 2005; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012; and the Sharjah Biennial, 2011, among many others. His work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, and Jewish Museum in New York; The Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, along with many private collections. He is represented by Pierogi gallery in New York.