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Michael Bernard Loggins

Michael Bernard Loggins (b. 1961, San Francisco) is primarily a writer and list-maker who often illustrates his texts. Loggins’ writing usually takes the form of notes to friends, issues on his mind (safety, allergies, emotions etc.), or memories. His drawings generally deal with lighter subject matter such as animals, idyllic worlds, and imaginary people.

In 1995 Loggins began listing his fears and 138 were published in a zine titled Fears of Your Life. Over the next seven years, Loggins’ list of fears grew into another zine, which was published in hardback form by Manic D Press and read on NPR’s This American Life in 2004. In December 2007, Manic D Press published his second book, Imaginationally, a dictionary of created words and illustrations such as “terrifical” and “foolishment”.

Loggins has been the subject of several documentary films including Life Itself by San Francisco filmmakers Francis Kohler and Todd Herman in 2001, and Life is Real by Scott Ray Becker in 2007.

Loggins worked in Creativity Explored's studios from 1984 through 2010, and he still visits often. His words and art have been exhibited at galleries and spaces in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and France (See below).

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Samples of Loggins' work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Pass Away - Dia de los Muertos Altar, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

2014
Make Your Own Crown, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, Ca 94110

2013
Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (to Live), Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2012
ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

2011
After Shelley Duvall '72 (Frogs on the High Line), Maccarone, New York, NY
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Create, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spectrum, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Finders Keepers, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Spirits and Saints, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Radiant Spaces: Private Domain, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
This Container Isn't Big Enough, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2003
Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2000
Created in California, Berenberg Gallery, Boston, MA

1999
Day of the Dead Altars, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

1998
Survivalist, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Art in Transit, Market Street Kiosks, San Francisco, CA
Love to Me, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Facing Fear, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery , New York, NY
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Mark Moore Gallery, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
What’s Love Mean to You?, Inside Out Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Whipper Snapper Nerd - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts , Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA