Selected Commissions

ISIL Institute, Lima, Peru, 2013
  • 2014 Wiregrass Museum of Art, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, site-specific installations, commissioned by the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014 Madison Theater Building Mural, Detroit, Michigan. Commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services and curated by Library Street Collective Gallery.
  • 2014 Commissioned public mural for Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus, Funded by the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, GA.
  • 2013 Commissioned public murals for the Z Lot parking garage and retail space, Curated by Library Street Collective Gallery, Commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services, Detroit, MI.
  • 2013 Public mural, commissioned by Property Adventures, Chicago, IL.
  • 2013 Site-specific installation, RVA Fest, Commissioned by Venture Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2013 Three commissioned interior walls and one exterior work on wood for B2 Studios, Alton Brown’s new test kitchen and studio, Commissioned by BoxTree Designs and B2 Studios, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2013 Site-specific interior wall murals, Novartis Corporate Headquarters, Commissioned by Novartis Corporation, East Hanover, New Jersey.
  • 2013 High Museum of Art, Wall Drawing 1, Site-specific installation, Acrylic on wall, Commissioned by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013 Interior installation on wall for PRPL Digital Creative Agency, Orlando, FL, commissioned by PRPL Creative Agency.
  • 2013 ISIL Institute, Commissioned public mural, Lima, Peru, Sponsored by ISIL Institute Miraflores.
  • 2013 Westside Cultural Arts Center and Fay Gold Gallery, Full building exterior murals, Atlanta, GA, Sponsored by the WCAC.
  • 2012 Elevate, Atlanta, GA, South Broad Mural Project, Sponsored by the City of Atlanta.
  • 2012 700 Delaware, Washington DC, Public Mural, Private Commission.
  • 2012 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Interior mural installation, Virginia Beach, VA, Sponsored by MOCA VA.
  • 2012 RVA public mural, Richmond, Virginia, sponsored by Venture Richmond.
  • 2011 Atlanta BeltLine Mural, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 2011 Aol, Interior Murals, Orlando, FL, Sponsored by Aol.
  • 2011 Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Healey Weatherholtz Properties.
  • 2010 Atlanta BeltLine Murals, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored 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. Sponsored by Frank Magazine and 55DSL.

Public Art

700 Delaware, Washington DC, 2012
  • 2014 Site-specific public installations, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014 Public mural, Madison Theater Building, Detroit, MI.
  • 2014 Public mural, Living Walls: The City Speaks Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Public mural, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014 Public 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 Exterior site-specfic installation on building, Commissioned by Venture Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2013 Public mural commissioned for ISIL Institute, funded by ISIL and realized through 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 RVA Public Mural, Canal Walk, Richmond, VA.
  • 2012 Public murals created for the City of Atlanta’s permanent collection of public art, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012 Public mural, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • 2011 Public mural, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011 Public murals, Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Public murals, Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010 Public murals, Art Basel, Miami, FL.
  • 2010 Public mural, Artist Project, Oyster, VA.
  • 2009 Public mural, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Drawing Inside the Perimeter, Site-specific installation, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • 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, Site-specific installation, 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 Hambidge Art Auction, Bradford Gallery, Atlanta, GA. Curated by Ben Goldman and Jenny Minkewicz.
  • 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.
  • 2006 Avidica, Compound, Atlanta, GA.
  • 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 Dome Piece, Objex Art Space, Miami, FL.
  • 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
  • 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

HENSE: Prints and Paintings, Solo exhibition, Sandler Hudson Gallery, 2013
  • 2014 INTERIOR EXTERIOR, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
  • 2014 HENSE: Drawings, Paintings and Shapes, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 2013 HENSE: Prints and Paintings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013 HENSE: 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
  • 2005 12' x 6", Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 New Works on Paper, Octane, Atlanta, GA

Public Speaking

A conversation with HENSE and Michael Rooks, Sandler Hudson Gallery, 2013
  • 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

Graffiti Art Magazine, HENSE, Guide of Urban Contemporary Art, 2013, 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, Guide of Urban Contemporary Art, 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
  • Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Meditech
  • Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA
  • DLA Piper LLC
  • King & Spalding
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Novartis
  • Holder Construction
  • PRPL Digital Creative Agency

Clients

Commissioned wall installation for PRPL Digital Creative Agency, 2013
  • Fay Gold Gallery & Westside Cultural Arts Center
  • ISIL Institute Peru
  • Turner Broadcasting System
  • AOL
  • Auburn University Montgomery
  • Adidas
  • Healey Weatherholtz Properties LLC
  • Turner Boone Contract
  • TED: Ideas worth spreading
  • Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 55DSL, Diesel NYC
  • Def-Jux
  • T-Mobile
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Kia Motors
  • Toyota
  • Sprite
  • Cartoon Network
  • Adult Swim
  • Novartis
  • City of Atlanta
  • Venture Richmond
  • B2 Studios
  • PRPL Digital Creative Agency

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