Logan Criley

Art-historical icons, loosed on the world

“A playful take on rope bondage.”

Los Angeles-raised Logan Criley is interested in the way that the icons of art history have become “floating signifiers” cut loose from their original contexts, whether on the Internet or in American architecture. Criley draws inspiration from literature, like Umberto Eco’s essay “Travels in Hyperreality” and André Malraux’s “Museum Without Walls,” and he believes that, instead of dismissing the fake by comparing it with the authentic, we can appreciate it as a category of its own.

The artist graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from New York University and has shown his work at venues including WUHO Gallery, As It Stands, NYU’s 80WSE Gallery, Motel Gallery, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Berlinische Galerie. Artforum has featured his work. He now attends the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena.