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Lewis Alan Longino

September 27, 1987 — July 8, 2024

Lewis Alan Longino, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, died in the arms of his family Monday, July 8, 2024. 

Alan was born September 27,1987, in Biloxi where he enjoyed a typical Coast boyhood with Excel soccer and visits to Vienna, Budapest and Banff as student and staff with CISV. His senior and graduate year at Biloxi High School was disrupted by the damage Hurricane Katrina wrought to his home and the Coast. Later, while attending the University of Mississippi he awakened a passion for the curation of art and its history and received his degree in French and Art History while attending his last class in France. 

He continued his education in New York, visiting and working in the many art galleries and earned his Masters degree from Hunter College. Later, while managing a gallery in Cologne, he ran logistics for exhibits at the major art fairs that they participated in, from Mexico City to Basel and to Hong Kong. Returning, he co-organized an exhibit that traveled the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong and was accepted as a PhD student at the University of Chicago. He recently received his Masters in Fine Arts at Chicago and has published works in art journals both in print and on-line. He is the founder of Longino, IAH which has put on a number of unique exhibits at the University. 

Alan was one of those unique individuals who would dream of something and then do it. In the course of his curating work, he circumnavigated the globe. Recently, in spite of his illness, he took his mother to Machu Picchu to fulfill her lifelong dream. And to the last, he was organizing a show which will open in March 2025 in Bonn, Germany. 

Alan was preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Ann, and his grandparents. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Lewis and Denise Longino; his niece and nephew, Baylee Baker and Logan Shiver; and a myriad of uncles, aunts, and cousins. As well, he had a talent for making and keeping friends from his high school days to the people all over the world that he met. The family wishes to express appreciation to them as they visited-in person and on-line and continued to send encouragement to him in his last days. 

In lieu of flowers, please memorialize Alan in a manner of your own choosing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, at 7:30pm at his family’s property located at 9597 West Oaklawn Road, Biloxi. Visitation will begin one hour prior at the same location. A Celebration of Life reception will be held immediately following the memorial.

Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lewis Alan Longino.

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