b. 1953, Brooklyn, New York
Multi-disciplinary artist Robert Longo is well-known for his bold drawings and sculptural works that fuse together pop culture and fine art. After establishing a cooperative gallery in Buffalo during his college years, he joined a circle of underground artists working in New York City in the early 1980s, and has since created both drawings and sculptures examining issues of masculinity, power, mass media, and urban lifestyles. Longo has been critically recognized for works such as his “Men in the Cities” series, featuring both men and women in business attire shown contorted in odd poses, and his depictions of American flags painted over in black. Longo’s work has been included in the Whitney Biennial in New York and the Venice Biennale, among many other prestigious exhibitions.