Logan Hicks

Logan Hicks

United States 1971

Urban Art, Stencil


Logan Hicks
Logan Hicks
United States
April 1, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls. jean.gallard@widewalls.ch

Logan Hicks is a New York-based stencil artist and photographer whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screen printer, Logan’s work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting, yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.

Stenciling started as a substitution for screen printing but quickly morphed into Logan’s medium of choice. A perfect union was formed through stencils: the dirty and gritty nature of the spray paint showcasing the decay of the city while the muted shine of metallic paint mirrored the faint glimmer of hope and life within it. It is this symbiotic relationship with the city that fuels his work.

With Logan’s photorealistic style, Logan draws a parallel between the cold, harsh city and a warm, vibrant organism. It is alive; a breathing creature where the ebb and flow of people washing over its sidewalks act as cells circulating through its veins. Buildings block passageways, walls block views, doors hide openings. The outside world is effectively shut out while the city creates its own reality. Confined spaces on subways, honeycomb living structures; it is a labyrinth of working systems limited only by its border, its ‘skin’.

Logan uses his art to explore the microcosm in which he is a cell, just part of a whole. The nuances of city life that epitomize the urban existence are what he dwells upon.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Lover Never Saved Anything54 Stanton Street in New York’s Lower East SideSolo
2014Exhibit ZLibrary Street Collective, DetroitGroup
2013The Garage ProjectLibrary Street Collective, DetroitGroup
2013The Aqueduct MuralsNew York Racing Association, South Ozone Park, NYGroup
2013The After PartyJonathan LeVine Gallery, LondonGroup
2013In from the OutsideJonathan LeVine Gallery, LondonGroup
2013Toe The Line AuctionABER MSK AWR, Swoon StudioGroup
2013Thin Veils And Heavy AnchorsLACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), LASolo
2013Logan Hicks / Pierre MatterOpera Gallery, FranceGroup
2012The 15 year Anniversary RetrospectiveYoung Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2012Structural IntegrityThe Outsiders, LondonSolo
2012Pop up Street Art ShowBogstadveien, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2012Marvelous ExpeditionsThinkspace Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Streets of the WorldOpera Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Urban Art Show 2011Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall (England)Group
2011Outside InReed Projects Gallery, StavangerGroup
2010Logan HicksGalerie Itinerrance, ParisSolo
2010State of the UnionMark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Scion's Installation 5, Self PortraitAnno Domini, San Jose, CASolo
2009Installation 5 Art Tour CPop Gallery, Detroit, MISolo
2009The Art of RockStolen Space Gallery, London, UKSolo
2009NuArtSkur 2, Stavanger, NorwaySolo
2009Parallel UniverseShow and Tell Gallery, Toronto, CandaSolo
2009Nimbus VaporOpera Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2009Beach Blanket BingoJonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2009Brokenhorse498 Court st., Brooklyn, New YorkSolo
2008LUCYLucky Seven Antwerp, BelgiumSolo
2008Outside/InsideCarmichael Gallery Los Angeles, CASolo
2008K-SprayShanghai, ChinaSolo
2008Per Square MetreMelbourne, AustraliaSolo
2008Solo ExhibitionBlack Rat Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Nuart festival NuArt, Stavanger, NorwayGroup
2006Stencil FestivalMelbourne, AustraliaGroup
2006Red Letter1Ybor City, FlordiaGroup
2006The BinCape Town, South AfricaSolo
2006The Social Trust Los Angeles, CASolo
2006K-SprayShanghai, ChinaSolo
2005Islands and BridgesUpper Playground, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005World of InfluenceUrbis Artium, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Melbourne Stencil FestivalMelbourne, AustraliaGroup
200513 WheelerWorkhorse Studios, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005By the People, for the PeopleGigantic Brand, New York, NYGroup
2004Three Minutes of HappinessSelective Hearing Gallery, San Diego, CAGroup
2004Nothing New Under the SunFlagship, San Diego, CAGroup
2004Portrait showArtscape, Baltimore, MDGroup
2004The Custom ShowMillicent, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Whats your 20?Impero Media Gallery, San Diego, CAGroup
2003Stencil Archive ShowPunch Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003Up Our SleeveRocket Gallery, Tokyo JapanGroup
2003Up Our SleevePunch Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003TonicThe Omniplex, Oklahoma CityGroup
2003Raw StitchesCamp Fig, Austin TXGroup
2003Yo Kid, It’s In the BagTreefort gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Bomp PopCpop Gallery, Detroit, MIGroup
2003The Green BeanGreensborogh, NCGroup
2003A Family AffairMillicent, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Souled OutCrewest Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Sudden FormUnUn Boutique, San Diego, CAGroup
2002Can-ceptualCrewest Gallery, Alhambrha, CAGroup
2001Fab FiveCulture Cache Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2001Surface TensionG-Spot, Baltimore, MDGroup
2000DIY-festCBGB Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000Paradigm Convergence group showG-Spot-Baltimore, MDGroup
1999Going PostalInstitute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PAGroup
1999Saturation PointSynapse Gallery, BaltimoreGroup
1995Light and RepresentationCepa Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
1995Casino BallBaltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDGroup
1994AIDS benefit auctionShooting Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup