Selected Commissions

  • 2017ICON Midtown, commissioned by the Related Group, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2017Building Blocks, Cultural Trail Mural, commissioned by the City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016Tuscawilla Park, Site-specific mural, commissioned by the Appleton Museum of Art and City of Ocala, Ocala, FL.
  • 2016PUBLIC 2016, Curtin University, commissioned and curated by FORM, Perth, Western Australia.
  • 2015Very Fun Park, Site-specifc mural, commissioned by Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2015PUBLIC 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.
  • 2015Apple Inc, site-specific mural commissioned for new retail store barricade, original artwork created for limited edition products, commissioned by Apple Inc, Miami Beach, FL.
  • 2015Facebook Inc, site-specific mural created for Facebook Global Headquarters, building designed by Frank Gehry, commissioned by Facebook Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  • 2014Wiregrass Museum of Art, INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, site-specific installations, commissioned by the Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014Madison Theater Building Mural, commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services and curated by Library Street Collective Gallery, Detroit, MI.
  • 2014Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus, Funded by the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, GA.
  • 2013Z Lot parking garage and retail space, curated by Library Street Collective Gallery, commissioned by Bedrock Real Estate Services, Detroit, MI.
  • 2013RVA Festival, commissioned by Venture Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2013B2 Studios, Alton Brown’s test kitchen and studio, commissioned by BoxTree Designs and B2 Studios, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 2013Novartis Corporate Headquarters, Mural, commissioned by Novartis Corporation, East Hanover, New Jersey.
  • 2013High Museum of Art, Wall Drawing, commissioned by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013PRPL Digital Creative Agency, Orlando, FL, commissioned by PRPL Creative Agency.
  • 2013ISIL Institute, Mural, funded by ISIL Institute Miraflores and curated by Morbo Gallery, Lima, Peru.
  • 2013Westside Cultural Arts Center and Fay Gold Gallery, Murals, commissioned by the WCAC, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012Elevate, Atlanta, GA, South Broad Mural Project, commissioned by the City of Atlanta.
  • 2012700 Delaware, Mural, Private Commission, Washington DC.
  • 2012Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Interior mural, commissioned by MOCA VA, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • 2012RVA Festival, Canal Walk Mural, Richmond, VA, commissioned by Venture Richmond.
  • 2011Atlanta BeltLine Mural, Atlanta, Georgia. commissioned by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 2011Aol, Interior Murals, Orlando, FL, commissioned by Aol.
  • 2011Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, Georgia. Commissioned by Healey Weatherholtz Properties.
  • 2010Atlanta BeltLine Murals, Atlanta, Georgia. Commissioned by Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
  • 2010Artist Project (Public Mural) , Oyster, Virginia. Sponsored by Sam Flax Art & Design and Avondale Arts Alliance.
  • 2009Hilton Hotels Corporate Collection, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2009Collaboration with Adult Swim and Kia Motors, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Kia Motors and Turner Broadcasting System.
  • 2009Cartoon Network, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System.
  • 2008Ford Flex, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company.
  • 2006Sprite Artist Series, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.
  • 2003Scion Artist Series, Atlanta, Georgia. Sponsored by Toyota Motor Company.
  • 200255DSL Store, Union Square, New York City. Commissioned by Frank Magazine and 55DSL.

Public Art

  • 2018Ragusa Sun, Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi, Festiwall, Ragusa, Sicily.
  • 2017Building Blocks, Cultural Trail Mural, Commissioned by the City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016Tuscawilla Park Mural Project, Commissioned by the Appleton Museum of Art and City of Ocala, Ocala, FL.
  • 2016PUBLIC 2016, Albany, Western Australia.
  • 2015City Leaks Contemporary Urban Art Festival, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2015Very Fun Park, Curated and Commissioned by Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2015CBH Group grain silos, PUBLIC 2015, curated by FORM, Northam, Western Austraila.
  • 2014INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
  • 2014Madison Theater Building, Detroit, MI.
  • 2014Living Walls: The City Speaks Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014Columbus 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.
  • 2013LOVE, Sculpture installation, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
  • 2013ISIL Institute, Mural, funded by ISIL and organized by Morbo Gallery and ISIL, Lima, Peru.
  • 2012700 Delaware, Public Mural on Historic Church, Washington DC.
  • 2012South Broad Mural Project, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012Canal Walk, RVA Festival Mural, Richmond, VA.
  • 2012City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Arizona Avenue Mural, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Park Drive Mural, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011Shops Around Lenox, Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010Atlanta BeltLine Public Art Program, Virginia Avenue and Ralph McGill Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010Art Basel, Wall Murals, Miami, FL.
  • 2010Artist Project, Mural, Oyster, VA.
  • 2009Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Wall Mural, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018Urvanity Art Fair, Delimbo Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016Abstraction Today, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015Vivid Bunch, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne, Germany.
  • 2014Abstract, BC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2014The Shape of a Pocket, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, New York, NY.
  • 2013Exhibit Z, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI.
  • 2013Graffiti Mash Up, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013Drawing Inside the Perimeter, Wall Drawing, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2013Graffuturism, Open Space Gallery, Paris, France.
  • 2012Skate it or Hang it, Museum of Design Atlanta MODA, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012Off the Edge, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Karen Comer Lowe.
  • 2011Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011Summer Group Show, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2011Mark Making In Black And White, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2010Art on the BeltLine, Exhibition of exterior public works along the BeltLine corridor, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2009Freedom, Known Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2009New Paintings, Lawrence Savage Gallery, Miami, FL.
  • 2007Experimental Prints on Paper, Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2007Hambidge Art Auction, Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.
  • 2007Royal Elastics & The Seventh Letter Crew present “Letters First”, Curated by Known Gallery, Bread & Butter Tradeshow, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2007New Paintings, Function, Decatur, GA.
  • 2007Drawing Outside The Lines, Rialto Center For The Arts, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Comer Art Advisory.
  • 2007Drawings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2006Lights Out, Scion Dashboard Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005Letters First Traveling Group Exhibition, RBK Concept Store - Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2005Writers vs. Riders, Upper Playground Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005Another Witty Remark, The Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • 2005Environmentalists, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2004Blurry, Retromodern, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2003A Collective Effort, The Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2003Krylon and Beyond II, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2002Mixed Media Installation, 55DSL, Diesel Store, Union Square, New York, NY.
  • 2002Krylon and Beyond, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Grants and Awards

  • 2016100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend Magazine, January 2016, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2014Project Grant (Public Mural), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2013Artist of the Year: HENSE, Atlanta Magazine, Best of Atlanta, Visual Arts, December issue.
  • 2013Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award, 2013 Year in Review Program, South Broad Murals, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011ULI Atlanta, Development of Excellence Award, Public Art created for Shops Around Lenox, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2011Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2011Project Grant (Public Murals), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2010Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried.
  • 2009Promax BDA Design Award, Art Direction and Design: Image Campaign, Cartoon Network On-Air, Atlanta, GA.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018Interplay, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2017Color, Balance & Form, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
  • 2016CUT, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015MATERIAL, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
  • 2014INTERIOR EXTERIOR, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
  • 2014Drawings, Paintings and Shapes, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 2013Prints and Paintings, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2013New Paintings, Maxwell Colette Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2012SPRAY, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008Soft Light, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Public Speaking

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

Selected Reviews & Publications

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

Selected Collections

  • 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
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