“Desire for an idea is like bait. When you are fishing, you have to have patience. You bait your hook and then you wait. The desire is the bait that pulls those fish in – those ideas.”

- David Lynch


Angela Lombardi's long-standing love of Early Renaissance line work is reflected in her silverpoint drawings.  She was exposed to the technique at Hunter College in NYC with her mentor, Anthony Panzera, and then went on to experiment with the medium after studying sculpture and drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.  The appeal of silverpoint for her is in the intrinsic challenges involved in laying metal onto paper and in the alchemical way silver changes, tarnishes and is out of the artist’s control after it has been worked so meticulously.


As the mother of daughters, sister of artists, daughter of an artist, she is also informed by her feminism. She aspires to create images that will inspire her girls and others to search out their own ideals of beauty and empower them to create the art they would like to see reflect their experience.  She furthers this personal goal in her work as the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, which allows her invaluable contact with the local artist community of all ages. 


peeling the tape.jpg


Professional Experience

Artspace -- Education and Outreach Coordinator -- 2015 - present

Owner -- art:city -- Unique art experiences for ages 11-14 in Downtown Raleigh, Community Murals,

                              Special Events Featuring Local Artists.

Freelance Artist and Mural Painter 1991 – present

North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC July 2009 - May 2015

       Instructor: Summer Camp Program, Family Fun Saturdays, Educator Expos

Sertoma Arts Center – Raleigh, NC 1/09 – 2010

      Instructor: Very Young Artists /Teen Summer Camps/Adult Classes

Durham Arts Council – Durham, NC6/08 – 2010

      Instructor: Teen Summer Arts Institute/Adult Classes/Elementary Programs


Education and Internships

1993-95         Berea College -- Berea, KY -- Studio Art

1997-2001     Hunter College -- New York, NY -- BA Studio Art, Honors Program and Music

2001                New York Art Student’s League – New York, NY -- Portraiture Classes with Leonid Gervits

2001                Peggy Guggenheim Collection - Venice, Italy -- Curatrorial Internship

2002               Florence Academy of Art -- Florence, Italy -- Sculpture and Drawing

2006               RISD -- Providence, RI -- Portrait Drawing

2007               Artspace -- Raleigh, NC-- “Painting the Portrait in Oils” with Robert Liberace


Exhibition History

1999    December        Lincoln Center Family Art Show                                                                          

                                        Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2000    October           Oasis Student Show             Life Study – October

                                        Hunter College, New York, NY

2000    December        Lincoln Center Family Art Show            

                                         Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2004    July                  Wall to Wall                                                                                                                                    

                                         Jaffe Arts Center, Norfolk, VA                                                           

2006   September        The Self Portrait Show

                                         The Little Gallery Under the Stairs, Lynn MA

2007    February          Sibship                                                                                          

                                          AS220, Providence, RI

2008  June                 Emulous       

                                          Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

2008    December        Solo Exhibit

                                         Frameworks Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2009    January            Solo Exhibit

                                        Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh, NC

2009    Jan-Feb            Our House Exhibition

                                         Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC                          

010    Jan-Feb            Our House Exhibition

                                         Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

2012    Oct-Nov            Slowsilver -- Labors of Love (with Giuseppe Zappala')

                                          Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC

2013   May/June        Art of the Auction

                           North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2013   November        World of Art Showcase

                           Raleigh Convention Center,, Raleigh, NC

2014   May-Sep        Solo Exhibit

            BEST (Beautifying Emerging Spaces Together)

           Hampton Inn Artist Installation, Raleigh NC

2014/15 Sep-Feb        State of The Art/Art of the State

                                    Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

2015 May - Aug      Corridors

                           Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2015November     Gala – Silent Auction

                           Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2016May                  FRESH

                           Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2016November     Gala – Silent Auction

                           Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2016/7 Dec - Jan    Winter Show 2016

                           GreenHill, Greensboro NC

2017 May/June       30th Anniversary Juried Exhibition and Member's Show

                              Artspace, Raleigh NC