ABOUT

Logan Blanco was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1979.  In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and completed a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007.  He specializes in painting and drawing.  His positions have included drawing and painting instructor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, TMI The Episcopal School of Texas, the Friends Select School of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Moore College of Art and Design.  He currently teaches at Saint Mary's Hall in San Antonio, Texas.  His work can be found in private and public collections across the United States and abroad.  

My aim as a painter is to achieve a design inspired by an intimate interpretation of nature, grounded in an ongoing exploration of the tradition of image making.  Light for me is an event.  On-site painting is intoxicating and a key procedure to my process.  I use the experience of on-site painting to direct and fuel my studio projects.   

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2007     MFA Painting                                                  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2004     BFA Painting                                                          University of Texas at San Antonio                        Minor Art History

 

Solo & Two Person Shows

2011     Apparitions, Museo Alameda, San Antonio, TX,

2009     Logan Blanco & Matthew Pinney, The Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA

2007     MFA Thesis, 106th Annual Student Exhibition, Penn’Academy of the Fine Arts,   Philadelphia, PA

2005     Logan Blanco, Joan Grona Gallery, Bluestar Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

 

Juried Exhibitions

2014     Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011     National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Juror – Paul Resika, New York, NY

2009     Drawing from Perception VI, Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Juror – Ruth Miller, Wright                        State University, Dayton, OH

             43rd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Juror – Barbara Krueger, Joseph A.                  Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

2008     Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, juror – Bill Scott, Harrisburg, PA

2007     144th Annual Exhibition of Small Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2006     143rd Annual Exhibition of Small Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2005     National Juried Exhibition, Regional Artist Consortium Gallery, Juror – Charles Field, San                      Antonio, TX

             PAFA All Academy Exhibition, 1301 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004     Fire in the Belly, Bluestar Art Space, San Antonio, TX

             Student Spring Exhibition, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2003     Texas Emerging Artist Program, Kerrville Arts Festival, Kerrville, TX

             SURFACES: Fall Student Exhibition, George Yepes Studio .357, Bluestar Arts Complex, Juror –               Tom Willome, San Antonio, Tx

2002     Spring Student Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

Invitational Group Exhibitions

2017     Faculty Exhibit, Coates-Seeligson Gallery, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX

             Perceptual Painters, Flippo Gallery, Ralph Macon College, Ashland, VA

             Holiday Exhibition, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2016     Night Sun, Southside Art Gallery, Oxford, MS

             Holiday Exhibition, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2015     Holiday Exhibition, Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2014     Ballet X, Bridgett Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011     GIAF Exhibition, Center for Performing Arts, Co-Curator – Insook Seol, Jongno-gu, Seoul,                    Korea

             Asian:American:Homogenous, Asian Arts Initiative, Curator – Insook Seol, Philadelphia, PA

            XV Biennial Faculty Exhibition, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2008    Young Philadelphia Realists: From the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

             Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont Annual New Talent                 Show, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            71st Annual Faculty Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Havervord, PA

2007     A Brief History of the Near Future, Blink Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006     PAFA Pure Gallery Exhibition, Pure Gallery, Curator - Peter Franz, Harrisburg, PA

2005     The Napkin Show, Stella Haus Art Space, Blue Star Art Center, San Antonio, TX

2004     Berlin + Art, UTSA Satellite Space, Bluestar Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

              Los San Antonians: Bismark Studios, Bluestar Art Complex, San Antonio, Tx      

              Arts N’ Eats 10, Bluestar Art Space, San Antonio, TX

              Well Done, BFA Exhibition: UTSA Satellite Space, Bluestar Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX

 

Honors & Awards

2016     Mays Travel Grant, London, United Kingdom; Civita Castellana JSS Master Class, Italy

             Outstanding Art Teacher Award, Scholastic Arts and Writing

2015     Outstanding Art Teacher Award, Scholastic Arts and Writing

2009     Nominee for the Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007     MFA Graduate Class Speaker, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2006     Gilroy & Lillian P. Roberts Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts   

2005     Regional Artist Consortium (RAC) National Juried Exhibition Award for Artistic Excellence,                    San Antonio, Tx

2004     Berlin Travel Scholar, University of Texas at San Antonio

             1st Place Undergraduate (2-D), Spring Student Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2003     Fiesta Commission Scholar

2001     University of Texas at San Antonio Athletic Scholar (1998 – 2001)

 

Commissions

2014     Old Main, TMI The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio, TX

2011     The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Port                    Arthur, TX

 

Bibliography

2016     Southside Gallery’s ‘Night Sun’ exhibit focuses on perception, experience of light, The DM Online

2011     Gwanghwamoon International Art Festival (GIAF), illustrated catalog, May – June

             Asian:American:Homogenous, Insook Seol / Asian Arts Initiative,catalog, August 19

             San Antonio Express News, On The Scene, July 28

2008     Awodey, Mark, Philly Stakes, Seven Days, Vermont’s Independent Voice, March 18

2005     Wolf, Elaine, San Antonio Painting Saves Face, San Antonio Current, February

             Paisano, Artist Unveils Homecoming Design, January 25

2003     Gullet, Leigh Anne, UTSA Today, Senior Commemorative Article, May 

 

Public Collections

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio TX

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Port Arthur, TX

TMI The Episcopal School of Texas, San Antonio, TX

 

Private Collections

Works in various private collections nationally and internationally.

 

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Member, TAEA (Texas Association of Art Educators) – 2014 – present

Member, NAEA (National Art Educators Association) – 2014 – present

Member, College of Art Association 2006 – 2011

Alumni Board Member – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – 2007-08

Member, Bluestar Art Center, San Antonio, TX 2004 – 05, 2010 – 2012