James in Saugerties, NY, sporting the ‘Mars Sweater’ which is based on James’ painting 'Mars' from 2015. The sweater was designed and fabricated in collaboration with Phyllis Chan (of Yan Yan Knits).

James in Saugerties, NY, sporting the ‘Mars Sweater’ which is based on James’ painting 'Mars' from 2015. The sweater was designed and fabricated in collaboration with Phyllis Chan (of Yan Yan Knits).

BIO

James Cogbill is a multi disciplinary artist and designer. He was born and raised in Evanston, IL, and is currently based in New York City. 

He earned his BFA in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. While at RISD, he also took courses at Brown University and at Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France.

"Art and Design are not dissimilar or antagonistic. Artists can design, and designers can make art. I don't feel the need to justify making art or designing things. I do it because I love it."  - James Cogbill

James' biggest creative influences include Ralston Crawford, Carmen Herrera, Giorgio Morandi, Philip Guston and Richard Diebenkorn.