ogan Hicks is a New York-based artist known for using multiple layers of stencils to achieve photorealistic imagery. Studying at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art in the early 1990s, Hicks cut his teeth as a successful screen printer, before being inspired to branch into stencils. During a party thrown at his 6,000 square foot warehouse he owned in Baltimore, Hicks befriended Shepard Fairey, who inspired him to move to Los Angeles to align with the Low Brow movement of the 90s, and concentrate on his fine art stencil work. Hicks relocated to Brooklyn in 2006 to focus on his fine art.

Called a painter with a photographer’s eye, Hicks’ work has largely focused on the perception of the urban environment, at times humanizing its architectural angles and structures, and at others using its vastness to explore identity, awe, and loneliness. Through an almost old masters approach to lighting, Hicks has learned to manipulate ordinary architectural scenes into deeply metaphorical and contemplative imagery, compounded with his usage of color in the studio. In recent years, the artist has delved further into his own metaphorical language, bringing in themes like water to create dream-like imagery that explores his own meditative contemplation on life, death, struggle and submission.

Tapping into his fascination with architecture, Hicks has also translated a history of decorative and cultural patterns into his stencil pieces, furthering the obscured reality created by patterns by incorporating them into photorealist stencil. To Hicks, pattern are an extension of light, hiding reality the same way trees cast shadows on the forest floor.


Logan Hicks – Bowery Wall Mural – Timelapse – Fall 2016

Logan Hicks – Radio City Music – Process

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2017  Taglialatella Gallery, NY Story of my Life release, New York,
2016  Galo Art Gallery, Torino, Italy
2015  Calm Before the Storm 2 person show with Beau Stanton, Highline Loft, NY
Momento Mori, 2 person show with C215, San Francisco 1am Gallery
2014  Love Never Saved Anything, New York
Destination Unknown, Agent Lori Zimmer, Scope Fair, Miami, FL
2013  Thin Veils and Heavy Anchors, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012  The Outsiders Gallery, London UK
Opera Gallery, Paris, France
2011  Opera Gallery, New York
2010  Galerie Itinerrance, Paris, France
2008  Per Square Metre, Melbourne, Australia
Black Rat Gallery, London
2007  BLVD Gallery Seattle, Washington
2006  Per Square Metre Melbourne, Australia
The Bin Cape Town, South Africa
The Social Trust “Grand Opening” Los Angeles
K-Spray Shanghai, China
K-Spray Cape Town, South Africa
2004  Magdalena Festival, Maribor Slovenia (May)
Luckystar Studios, Milwaukee, WI (April)
M.R.. Wolfe & Associates, San Francisco (April)
2003  UNCOVERED, The Lab 101 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Sample Agency, Los Angeles, CA
2002  LuckyStar Studios, Milwaukee, WI
2001  Mathlab, San Diego, CA
UnUn, San Diego, CA


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