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Michael Bernard Loggins

Michael Bernard Loggins (b. 1961, San Francisco, CA) has been writing, drawing and painting at Creativity Explored since 1984. Loggins is primarily a writer and list-maker who often illustrates his texts.

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 in 2004 by Manic D Press. “Fears of Your Life” was also read on NPR’s “This American Life” in 2004.
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 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: “Life Itself” by San Francisco filmmakers Francis Kohler and Todd Herman in 2001, and “Life is Real” by Scott Ray Becker in 2007.

His words and art have been exhibited at galleries and spaces in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and France. His has been featured in prominent exhibitions like Create, a traveling exhibition that first opened at University Of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2011, Artifacts of a Life Lived (to Live) at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA in 2013, This Container Isn't Big Enough at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY in 2004, Ten by Twenty at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA in 2003, Survivalist at Southern Explosure, San Francisco, CA and Love to Me at SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA in 1998. 

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Selected Exhibitions

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
Contextual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Ten by Twenty, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
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

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