Solo Exhibitions

2013

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.

2006

New Works on Paper, Octane, Atlanta, GA.

2005

12’ x 6’, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

American Painting Now, WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX.

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

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.

2011

Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.

2011

Project Grant (Public Murals), City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2011.

2010

Project Grant (Public Murals), Atlanta BeltLine Inc, Atlanta, GA, Juried, 2010

2009

Promax BDA Design Award, Art Direction and Design: Image Campaign, Cartoon Network On-Air, Atlanta, GA, 2009.

Public Art

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 Commissions

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 Speaking

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

1/2014

Andy Butler, Interview with HENSE, DesignBoom, Visual Art, Milan, Italy.

12/2013

Feifei Sun, “Artist of the Year: HENSE,” Atlanta Magazine, Best of Atlanta, Visual Arts.

10/2013

Graffiti Art Magazine, HENSE, Guide of Urban Contemporary Art, 2013, Paris, France.

9/2013

Best Artist With A Big International Presence: HENSE, Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2013, Staff Pick

7/2013

Felicia Feaster, “Alex Brewer, from city streets to gallery walls,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitutution, Go Guide,The Arts, D4.

7/2013

Sierra Nicole Rhoden, “A Visit with HENSE,” The Seen, Chicago’s International Art & Design Blog, Expo Chicago.

7/2013

“Monumental Abstraction,” Graffiti Art Magazine, Urban Contemporary Art, Paris, France, Issue 18, pg 8,9,38.

7/2013

“In Living Color,” The Portfolio, Block Magazine Toronto, Summer 2013, Issue 1, pg 32-37.

6/2013

Howard Pousner, “High Museum exhibit showcases local artists,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Visual Arts, E1 &E11

1/2013

Priscilla Frank,  “Artist Hense Gives Place Of Worship A Wildly Colorful Makeover,“Huffington Post, Arts & Culture.

10/2012

Dustin Chambers, “Elevating Atlanta on South Broad Street,” Creative Loafing, Public Art.

9/2012

Debbie Michaud, “Stop Making HENSE,” Creative Loafing, Visual Arts, p.14-16

5/2012

Ted Elmore, “Meet me at the murals: HENSE Hangs Loose in Richmond”, RVA News.

12/2011

Debbie Michaud, “Murals, murals everywhere,” Creative Loafing, Art News, p.28.

8/2011

Johnny Carroll,  Hense: With Paint On His Hands, Process, Purge Atl.

8/2011

Amy Wenk, “BeltLine Mural Brightens Park Bridge,” Arts, Midtown Patch.

5/2011

Catherine Fox, “All about mark making,” Atlanta Journal-Constituition, Go Guide, D6

4/2011

Felicia Feaster, “Street Art Goes Mainstream,” Atlanta Magazine, Arts and Entertainment, p.42.

4/2011

Felicia Feaster, “Color Scheming in Mark Making in Black and White,” Creative Loafing, Visual Arts.

4/2011

Anastasia Simon, ” Mark Making In Black And White,” Haute Living Magazine.

4/2011

Wyatt Williams, “A Few Questions With Hense,” Creative Loafing, Culture Surfing.

1/2011

Thomas Wheatley, “Drawing the Lines between Vandalism and Art.” Creative Loafing, p. 28-33.

11/2010

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, November 2010, p. 49.

10/2010

Christina Steiner,  “Local Arts”, Decatur Living Magazine, Fall 2010, p.18.

9/2010

Creative Loafing, “Best of Atlanta 2010,”  Artists, Poets and Madmen.

8/2010

Teresa Annas, The Virginian-Pilot, “From Clam Plant To Show Place,”  Pulse Section, p. 10.

8/2010

Linda Cicoira, Eastern Shore Post, “New Pearls of Color in Oyster,”  p. 5.

6/2010

Frank 151 Magazine, “The Seventh Letter Issue Profile: HENSE,”  p. 122-125.

6/2010

Catherine Fox, “Project All About Community,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts Section D5.

5/2009

Felicia Feaster, “The Write Stuff,” The Atlantan Magazine, p. 40-42.

12/2008

Felicia Feaster, “Pretty Boys,” The Atlantan Magazine, p. 24.

7/2007

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, “Profile: HENSE,”  p. 26.

5/31/07

Felicia Feaster, “Tis The Season,”  Creative Loafing, p. 12.

4/26/07

Felicia Feaster, “Culture Surfing,” Creative Loafing, p. 41.

3/25/07

Jerry Cullum, “Beauty’s In Details,”  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts & Books Section, K6.

1/2006

Garage Magazine,“HENSE,” Issue 11, p.16-23.

8/2006

Los Angeles Graffiti, Roger Gastman and Sonja Teri, “HENSE,” p. 55.

6/2006

Mass Appeal Magazine, “Off The Wall,” Issue 30, p. 106-107.

9/2004

Supreme Quality, Compiled by Roger Gastman, “AWR-MSK,” p.85-89.

7/2003

Graphotism, Issue 29, “LA Takedown,” p. 56-58.

6/2001

Vice Magazine, Volume 8, Number 5, p. 95.

Selected Collections

High Museum of Art

Holder Construction

William & Maria Bloomfield

Meditech

Langham Hotel, Pasadena, CA

Jenny Miller

Robert Brawner

Brad & Kim Winkler

Mark Sage

Liz Lapidus

Arlene Goldstine

Debbie Hudson

Leigh Smith Stuart

Brandon Firfer

Scott Laslie

Deborah Marshall

DLA Piper LLC

King & Spalding

Hilton Hotels

Clients

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

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