Selected Commissions

CBH Group Grain Silos, Northam, Australia, 2015
  • 2017 ICON Midtown, commissioned by the Related Group, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2017 Building Blocks, Cultural Trail Mural, commissioned by the City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016 Tuscawilla Park, Site-specific mural, commissioned by the Appleton Museum of Art and City of Ocala, Ocala, FL.
  • 2016 PUBLIC 2016, Curtin University, commissioned and curated by FORM, Perth, Western Australia.
  • 2015 Very Fun Park, Site-specifc mural, commissioned by Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2015 PUBLIC 2015/Northam Silos, Site-specific mural installation on the CBH Group grain silos, curated by FORM, funded by FORM and CBH Group, Northam, Western Austraila.
  • 2015 Apple Inc, site-specific mural commissioned for new retail store barricade, original artwork created for limited edition products, commissioned by Apple Inc, Miami Beach, FL.
  • 2015 Facebook Inc, site-specific mural created for Facebook Global Headquarters, building designed by Frank Gehry, commissioned by Facebook Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  • 2014 Wiregrass Museum of Art, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, site-specific installations, commissioned by the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014 Madison Theater Building Mural, commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services and curated by Library Street Collective Gallery, Detroit, MI.
  • 2014 Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus, Funded by the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, GA.
  • 2013 Z Lot parking garage and retail space, curated by Library Street Collective Gallery, commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services, Detroit, MI.
  • 2013 RVA Festival, commissioned by Venture Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2013 B2 Studios, Alton Brown’s test kitchen and studio, commissioned by BoxTree Designs and B2 Studios, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2013 Novartis Corporate Headquarters, Mural, commissioned by Novartis Corporation, East Hanover, New Jersey.
  • 2013 High Museum of Art, Wall Drawing, commissioned by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013 PRPL Digital Creative Agency, Orlando, FL, commissioned by PRPL Creative Agency.
  • 2013 ISIL Institute, Mural, funded by ISIL Institute Miraflores and curated by Morbo Gallery, Lima, Peru.
  • 2013 Westside Cultural Arts Center and Fay Gold Gallery, Murals, commissioned by the WCAC, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Elevate, Atlanta, GA, South Broad Mural Project, commissioned by the City of Atlanta.
  • 2012 700 Delaware, Mural, Private Commission, Washington DC.
  • 2012 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Interior mural, commissioned by MOCA VA, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • 2012 RVA Festival, Canal Walk Mural, Richmond, VA, commissioned by Venture Richmond.
  • 2011 Atlanta BeltLine Mural, Atlanta, Georgia. commissioned by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 2011 Aol, Interior Murals, Orlando, FL, commissioned by Aol.
  • 2011 Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, Georgia. Commissioned by Healey Weatherholtz Properties.
  • 2010 Atlanta BeltLine Murals, Atlanta, Georgia. Commissioned by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 2010 Artist Project (Public Mural) , Oyster, Virginia. Sponsored by Sam Flax Art & Design and Avondale Arts Alliance.
  • 2009 Hilton Hotels Corporate Collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2009 Collaboration with Adult Swim and Kia Motors, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Kia Motors and Turner Broadcasting System.
  • 2009 Cartoon Network, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System.
  • 2008 Ford Flex, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company.
  • 2006 Sprite Artist Series, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.
  • 2003 Scion Artist Series, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Toyota Motor Company.
  • 2002 55DSL Store, Union Square, New York City. Commissioned by Frank Magazine and 55DSL.

Public Art

Building Blocks, Commissioned by the City of Hagerstown, MA, 2017.
  • 2017 Building Blocks, Cultural Trail Mural, Commissioned by the City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016 Tuscawilla Park Mural Project, Commissioned by the Appleton Museum of Art and City of Ocala, Ocala, FL.
  • 2016 PUBLIC 2016, Albany, Western Australia.
  • 2015 City Leaks Contemporary Urban Art Festival, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2015 Very Fun Park, Curated and Commissioned by Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2015 CBH Group grain silos, PUBLIC 2015, curated by FORM, Northam, Western Austraila.
  • 2014 INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014 Madison Theater Building, Detroit, MI.
  • 2014 Living Walls: The City Speaks Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Columbus State University, Wall Mural, Commissioned by the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley with the Art Beat Fund, Curated and organized by Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus, Columbus, GA.
  • 2013 LOVE, Sculpture installation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
  • 2013 ISIL Institute, Mural, funded by ISIL and organized by Morbo Gallery and ISIL, Lima, Peru.
  • 2012 700 Delaware, Public Mural on Historic Church, Washington DC.
  • 2012 South Broad Mural Project, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Canal Walk, RVA Festival Mural, Richmond, VA.
  • 2012 City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Arizona Avenue Mural, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011 Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Park Drive Mural, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011 Shops Around Lenox, Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Virginia Avenue and Ralph McGill Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Art Basel, Wall Murals, Miami, FL.
  • 2010 Artist Project, Mural, Oyster, VA.
  • 2009 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Wall Mural, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Drawing Inside the Perimeter, Site-specific installation, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • 2016 Abstraction Today, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015 Vivid Bunch, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2014 Abstract, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2014 The Shape of a Pocket, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, New York, NY.
  • 2013 Exhibit Z, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI.
  • 2013 Graffiti Mash Up, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013 Drawing Inside the Perimeter, Wall Drawing, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013 Graffuturism, Open Space Gallery, Paris, France.
  • 2012 Skate it or Hang it, Museum of Design Atlanta MODA, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Off the Edge, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Karen Comer Lowe.
  • 2011 Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011 Summer Group Show, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2011 Mark Making In Black And White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2009 Freedom, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2009 New Paintings, Lawrence Savage Gallery, Miami, FL.
  • 2007 Experimental Prints on Paper, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007 Hambidge Art Auction, Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.
  • 2007 Royal Elastics & The Seventh Letter Crew present “Letters First”, Curated by Known Gallery, Bread & Butter Tradeshow, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2007 New Paintings, Function, Decatur, GA.
  • 2007 Drawing Outside The Lines, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.
  • 2007 Drawings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2006 Lights Out, Scion Dashboard Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005 Letters First Traveling Group Exhibition, RBK Concept Store - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2005 Writers vs. Riders, Upper Playground Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005 Another Witty Remark, The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005 Environmentalists, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2004 Blurry, Retromodern, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2003 A Collective Effort, The Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2003 Krylon and Beyond II, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2002 Mixed Media Installation, 55DSL, Diesel Store, Union Square, New York, NY.
  • 2002 Krylon and Beyond, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Grants and Awards

Project Grant, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2012
  • 2016 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend Magazine, January 2016, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Project Grant (Public Mural), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2013 Artist of the Year: HENSE, Atlanta Magazine, Best of Atlanta, Visual Arts, December issue.
  • 2013 Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award, 2013 Year in Review Program, South Broad Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011 ULI Atlanta, Development of Excellence Award, Public Art created for Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2011 Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2011 Project Grant (Public Murals), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2010 Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2009 Promax BDA Design Award, Art Direction and Design: Image Campaign, Cartoon Network On-Air, Atlanta, GA.

Solo Exhibitions

Color, Balance & Form, Solo Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 2017.
  • 2017 Color, Balance & Form, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016 CUT, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015 MATERIAL, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
  • 2014 INTERIOR EXTERIOR, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
  • 2014 Drawings, Paintings and Shapes, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 2013 HENSE: Prints and Paintings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 New Paintings, Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2012 SPRAY, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 Surface Strength, The Rail Yard, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008 Soft Light, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Public Speaking

A conversation with HENSE and Michael Rooks, Sandler Hudson Gallery, 2013
  • 2017 Gallery Talk, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016 PUBLIC 2016 Symposium, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • 2016 Artist Lecture, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL.
  • 2015 Apple Inc, Artist Talk, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.
  • 2014 Artist Lecture, "Color," Creative Mornings, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Artist Lecture, "Connective Surfaces | Architecture as Canvas," SEGD Convergence Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Artist Talk, "Sculpture Walk," Columbus State University and WC Bradley Company, Columbus, GA.
  • 2013 A conversation with HENSE and Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta GA.
  • 2013 HENSE: A Dialogue in Mark Making, ISIL Institute, Lima, Peru.
  • 2012 Artist Talk, Spray, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Design Conversation, Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Artist Lecture, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
  • 2011 Artist Lecture, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.
  • 2011 Artist Talk, “Mark Making in Black and White,” Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Interview, “Politely Disruptive Radio,” 1690 AM Voice of the Arts, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Artist Talk, “Art on the BeltLine Walking Tour,” Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Panelist, “Art and the Public Sphere,” Gather Atlanta Emerging Creative Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2009 Interview, “Politely Disruptive Radio,” 1690 AM Voice of the Arts, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2009 Interview, “Interstitial,” Adult Swim, Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Reviews & Publications

bob Magazine, Art & Space, 2016, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017 TED Books, Lidia Yuknavitch, "Misfit's Manifesto," Simon & Schuster, Inc, New York City, NY.
  • 2017 Daniel Fulco, Focusing on 'Color, Balance & Form' in Alex Brewer's work, the Herald Mail, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016 bob Magazine, Art & Space, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2015 Josh Green, "The reinvention of HENSE," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Living & Arts.
  • 2015 Elle Decor Italy, June Issue, p. 61.
  • 2015 Unexpected Art, edited by Jenny Moussa Spring, HENSE, Pg 50-51, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2015 Maddie Crum, HENSE's Spectacular Down Under Street Art Rises Above The Rest, Huffington Post, Arts & Culture.
  • 2015 HENSE: INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Exhibition Catalog, Essay by Dana-Marie Lemmer, Published by the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014 Graffiti Art Magazine, HENSE, The Urban Contemporary Art Guide 2014, Paris, France.
  • 2014 Detroit Business, Public Artist Livens Up Detroit’s Madison Building with Giant Mural, Daily News, September, 2014.
  • 2014 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Studio Visit, "HENSE," May 2014.
  • 2014 Wall Street Journal Magazine, Mens Style March 2014, "Detroit Art City," p. 41.
  • 2014 Experimental Graphics Magazine, "HENSE the Name," Issue No. 8, 2014, p. 54-57.
  • 2014 Spectrum: A Book Full of Color, Barcelona, Spain, Published by Sylvie Estrada
  • 2013 Feifei Sun, “Artist of the Year: HENSE,” Atlanta Magazine, Best of Atlanta, Visual Arts.
  • 2013 Graffiti Art Magazine, HENSE, The Urban Contemporary Art Guide 2013, Paris, France.
  • 2013 Best Artist With A Big International Presence: HENSE, Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2013, Staff Pick
  • 2013 Felicia Feaster, “Alex Brewer, from city streets to gallery walls,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitutution, Go Guide,The Arts, D4.
  • 2013 Sierra Nicole Rhoden, “A Visit with HENSE,” The Seen, Chicago’s International Art & Design Blog, Expo Chicago.
  • 2013 “Monumental Abstraction,” Graffiti Art Magazine, Urban Contemporary Art, Paris, France, Issue 18, pg 8,9,38.
  • 2013 “In Living Color,” The Portfolio, Block Magazine Toronto, Summer 2013, Issue 1, pg 32-37.
  • 2013 Howard Pousner, “High Museum exhibit showcases local artists,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Visual Arts, E1 &E11
  • 2013 Priscilla Frank, “Artist Hense Gives Place Of Worship A Wildly Colorful Makeover,“Huffington Post, Arts & Culture.
  • 2012 Dustin Chambers, “Elevating Atlanta on South Broad Street,” Creative Loafing, Public Art.
  • 2012 Debbie Michaud, “Stop Making HENSE,” Creative Loafing, Visual Arts, p.14-16
  • 2012 Ted Elmore, “Meet me at the murals: HENSE Hangs Loose in Richmond”, RVA News.
  • 2011 Debbie Michaud, “Murals, murals everywhere,” Creative Loafing, Art News, p.28.
  • 2011 Johnny Carroll, Hense: With Paint On His Hands, Process, Purge Atl.
  • 2011 Amy Wenk, “BeltLine Mural Brightens Park Bridge,” Arts, Midtown Patch.
  • 2011 Catherine Fox, “All about mark making,” Atlanta Journal-Constituition, Go Guide, D6
  • 2011 Felicia Feaster, “Street Art Goes Mainstream,” Atlanta Magazine, Arts and Entertainment, p.42.
  • 2011 Felicia Feaster, “Color Scheming in Mark Making in Black and White,” Creative Loafing, Visual Arts.
  • 2011 Anastasia Simon, ” Mark Making In Black And White,” Haute Living Magazine.
  • 2011 Wyatt Williams, “A Few Questions With Hense,” Creative Loafing, Culture Surfing.
  • 2011 Thomas Wheatley, “Drawing the Lines between Vandalism and Art.” Creative Loafing, p. 28-33.
  • 2010 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, November 2010, p. 49.
  • 2010 Christina Steiner, “Local Arts”, Decatur Living Magazine, Fall 2010, p.18.
  • 2010 Creative Loafing, “Best of Atlanta 2010,” Artists, Poets and Madmen.
  • 2010 Teresa Annas, The Virginian-Pilot, “From Clam Plant To Show Place,” Pulse Section, p. 10.
  • 2010 Linda Cicoira, Eastern Shore Post, “New Pearls of Color in Oyster,” p. 5.
  • 2010 Frank 151 Magazine, “The Seventh Letter Issue Profile: HENSE,” p. 122-125.
  • 2010 Catherine Fox, “Project All About Community,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts Section D5.
  • 2009 Felicia Feaster, “The Write Stuff,” The Atlantan Magazine, p. 40-42.
  • 2008 Felicia Feaster, “Pretty Boys,” The Atlantan Magazine, p. 24.
  • 2007 Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, “Profile: HENSE,” p. 26.
  • 2007 Felicia Feaster, “Tis The Season,” Creative Loafing, p. 12.
  • 2007 Felicia Feaster, “Culture Surfing,” Creative Loafing, p. 41.
  • 2007 Jerry Cullum, “Beauty’s In Details,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts & Books Section, K6.
  • 2006 Garage Magazine,“HENSE,” Issue 11, p.16-23.
  • 2006 Los Angeles Graffiti, Roger Gastman and Sonja Teri, “HENSE,” p. 55.
  • 2006 Mass Appeal Magazine, “Off The Wall,” Issue 30, p. 106-107.
  • 2004 Supreme Quality, Compiled by Roger Gastman, “AWR-MSK,” p.85-89.
  • 2003 Graphotism, Issue 29, “LA Takedown,” p. 56-58.
  • 2001 Vice Magazine, Volume 8, Number 5, p. 95.

Selected Collections

Spray Series, Collection of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • High Museum of Art
  • Facebook Inc
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Meditech
  • Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA
  • DLA Piper LLC
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Novartis
  • Holder Construction
  • PRPL Digital Creative Agency

Clients

Commissioned wall installation for Apple Inc, 2015
  • Apple Inc
  • Facebook Inc
  • Fay Gold Gallery & Westside Cultural Arts Center
  • Bedrock Realestate Services
  • ISIL Institute Peru
  • Turner Broadcasting System
  • AOL
  • PRPL Digital Creative Agency
  • Auburn University Montgomery
  • Adidas
  • Healey Weatherholtz Properties LLC
  • TED: Ideas worth spreading
  • Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kia Motors
  • Toyota
  • Sprite
  • Cartoon Network
  • Adult Swim
  • Novartis
  • City of Atlanta
  • Venture Richmond
  • B2 Studios

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