American artist Logan T. Sibrel ( b. 1986 in Jasper, IN, US ) graduated with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, US in 2009 and a master's degree from Parsons New School of Design in New York, US in 2011. Logan T. Sibrel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, US.
The overarching theme of Logan T. Sibrel's works is intimacy. His paintings and drawings, which often seem like collages, explore joy and beauty but also fear, sadness, and aggression. In a single painting, Logan T. Sibrel tells stories of friends, lovers, or couples. In doing so, different perspectives unfold, creating a comprehensive narrative that is never entirely revealed, hence leaving parts of it unknown for the viewer. Figures overlap and are sometimes covered by photo-like cutouts. Empty rooms tell of their inhabitants and imply characters who come and go. At times, writing also appears in Sibrel’s paintings and drawings like snippets of overheard conversations. His works tell fragmented stories that build an emotional connection with the viewer through their authenticity, intimacy, and vulnerability. The works are set in a queer context and often revolve around sexuality. However, the artist is not concerned with showing an erotic representation. Rather, sexuality, which is sometimes more and sometimes less clearly present in the works, becomes a medium for addressing interpersonal relationships, longings, and disappointments.
Logan T. Sibrel’s solo exhibitions include "Shade" at 1969 Gallery, New York, US in 2020 and "Better Loser" at Leslie-Lohman Project Space, in New York, US in 2019. Group exhibitions include "Palazzo Monti: Transatlantico" at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, US in 2020 and "Personal Spaces" at Danese/Corey, New York, US in 2019. In 2018, Logan T. Sibrel participated in an artist residency at Palazzo Monti in Bescia, IT as well as the 2014 WFAR-Wildfjords Artist Residency, Ísafjörður, IS.