Juan Logan

Photo by Robin Alexander

Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1946, Juan Logan now lives and works in Belmont, North Carolina. Logan’s artworks address themes relevant to an understanding of American culture. Abstract and representational at the same time, his paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos address the connections between race, place and power. They visualize how hierarchical relationships and social stereotypes shape individuals, institutions, and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life.
Logan has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, has had numerous solo shows and has carried out many private and public commissions. Logan’s work is in private, corporate, and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Memphis Brooks Museum, the Zimmerli Museum of Art, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

“The Elegy series explores the intricate space between memory and happening. Too often we are unable to recall the details of our daily life experiences; especially the events that we consider important. It’s as if we exist in two worlds, today and in all the places of yesterday and the day before yesterday, and remembering less and less as we go on. Elegies are visual representations of the fragments of what remains. Experiences become a color, shape, or line that suggests the essence of a place, person, or object. They are memories lacking detail. I paint these for myself, occasionally for the children held captive on our southern border, but more often for those who share the fragments of memories of a once full life.” Juan Logan


1998 MFA Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland – Painting and Mixed Media Sculpture

Selected solo Exhibitions


Juan Logan: Elegies for Lost Souls GALERIE KREMERS, Berlin

Juan Logan: Elegies
SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

Juan Logan: Fatal Links, paintings, prints and works on paper
The Southern – Contemporary Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

Juan Logan, paintings
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
Upstream I: Sweetmare, Paintings by Juan Logan, paintings
Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia

Juan Logan: I’ll Save You Tomorrow, paintings and sculpture
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans

Juan Logan: The Other City, paintings and prints
N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami, Florida

Juan Logan: Without Stopping, paintings, brochure
Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina
Juan Logan: Pleasure & Power, paintings, catalogue
Barton Art Galleries, Barton College, Wilson, North Carolina

Juan Logan: Leisure Space, mixed media, catalogue
Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina
Prop Master: An Installation by Juan Logan with Susan Harbage Page
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

Juan Logan: Notes and Observations, paintings, catalogue
Rocky Mount Arts Center at the Imperial Center, North Carolina

Juan Logan: The Third Place, Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures 1996-2006, catalogue
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota
Juan Logan: Caught Off Guard, Selected Works from 1965-2005 paintings and works on paper, catalogue
Sturgis Gallery of Art, Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Juan Logan: Close Inspection, installations, catalogue
Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, South Carolina
Juan Logan: Full Disclosure, paintings, sculpture, installations, catalogue
Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina

Juan Logan: Whose Song Shall I Sing?, paintings and sculpture, catalogue
City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, South Carolina

Juan Logan: Whose Song Shall I Sing?, paintings and sculpture, catalogue
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
Juan Logan: Whose Song Shall I Sing?, sculpture
Michigan Avenue Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, Illinois

Juan Logan: Other Considerations, prints
Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee

Juan Logan: Other Considerations, prints
Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
Juan Logan: Unconscious Bias, sculpture, catalogue
Gallery of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Juan Logan: Reliquaries, sculpture
The World Bank, District of Columbia
Juan Logan: A Selection of Prints From The 90s’
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Juan Logan: Sculptures & Prints
Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

Juan Logan, Standard Practices: Reliquaries for America, sculpture
Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Juan Logan: Ginned: An Installation, sculpture
Wellington B. Gray Gallery, Jenkins Fine Arts Center, East Carolina University, Greenville
Juan Logan: Paintings
Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Juan Logan, Standard Practices: Reliquaries for America sculpture & linocuts, Catalog Landmark Gallery, Department of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Juan Logan: not separate and apart from, sculpture
St. John’s Museum of Art, Wilmington, North Carolina

Juan Logan: Paintings
June Kelly Gallery, New York, New York

Effective Sight: The Paintings of Juan Logan, catalogue, traveling exhibition:(Supported by grants from the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the New York State Council for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council)

Selected group exhibitions


Hokuspokus – The Artist as Shaman GALERIE KREMERS Berlin
Monica King Projects, New York

Varied States: Various Works from 6 North Carolina Artists
Whitespace, Atlanta, Georgia
Youthful Imagery of the Profoundly Practiced
New Work by: Robert Straight and Juan Logan
Schmidt Dean Gallery, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Studio Rigour: 30 Years of Investigations
Schmidt Dean Gallery, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Under Construction: Collage from the Mint Museum
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Truth Be Told: For Freedom 50 States Initiative
Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Loud Silence: Expressions of Activism
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
A Creative Journey: The Collection of Judy and Patrick Diamond
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American History and Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina
Works from the Permanent Collection
Brad Cushman Gallery, Windgate Center for Art + Design,
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
If Not Now, When?
September Gray Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Portraits of Who We Are
David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Resistance, Reform and Reasoning
IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium, South Carolina State University, Organeburg, South Carolina
Black Matters
72 and Sunny, Playa Vista, California
Shadow as Witness
Curator Love, Los Angeles, California

SOCO Gallery at | UNTITLED Art Fair
Miami Beach, Fla
Glitter Bold: Matthew Carter, Juan Logan, Abdul Mazid, Curated by Erika Hirogami
Jai & Jai Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Remix: Themes and Variations in African-American Art, Curated by Columbia Museum
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

Power, Protest and Resistance: The Art of the Revolution, Curated by Oshun Layne and Daniel Simmons
Skylight Gallery, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, New York
Grand Opening of the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, curated by Andrea Siegel
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey

40 and Counting, Curated by Kim Curry-Evans
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina
arts/INDUSTRY: Collaboration and Revelation, Curated by Ruth DeYoung Kohler
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Art Fusion MIA
Miami Florida as part of Art Basel, Miami
Civil Rights: Then, Now and When, Curated by Ellen Zischoltz
IP Stanback Museum, Orangeburg, South Carolina (Alex Powers, Michaela Pilar Brown, John Right, Mana Hewitt, Leo Morrisey, Kim Ledee, Gypsy Schindler, Dalvin Spann, Cedric Umoja, Michael Wessel, Susan Smith, Christopher Sims, Pat Kaufman)
Dieu Donne Annual Benefit Exhibition
Dieu Donne, New York

Brian Garner: Collaborations From Litho Shop
Davidson College, Smith Gallery, North Carolina

The Narcissism of Minor Differences, curated by Gerald Ross and Christopher Whittey
Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore (Jane Alexander, William Anastasi, Jonathan Borofsky, Mary Coble, Patricia Cronin, Sam Durant, Melvin Edwards, Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Francisco de Goya, Leon Golub, Philip Guston, Juan Logan, Stephen Marc, Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, Rigo 23, Roee Rosen, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky)
Mixing Metaphors: The Aesthetic, the Social, and the Political in African American Art,
Guest Curator: Deborah Willis

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