Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. Jim spent a number of years working in a ministry near Whitehorse, YT called Kwanlin Dün. While there, his life and art career changed completely and it was there when he first began painting social statement pieces from his experiences as a lay minister in Kwanlin Dün Village.
In 1988-89, Jim became the Co-Founder and President of the Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry (SYANA) and most notably, he became the founding member and chief of the Eastern Aboriginal Artist Collective in 1999. In the span of one year (1991-92), his work was featured in four films/videos across Canada. From 1999 to 2002, Jim was the Aboriginal Art Curator for the Art Gallery of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2002 he moved on to become a Visual Arts Program Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts in downtown Ottawa.