James in his Brooklyn home studio, in 2017.

James in his Brooklyn home studio, in 2017.

   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.

  After graduating, he lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved to New York City in 2011. He is a project manager at STAND AND BUILD: a design / fabrication studio in Long Island City, Queens.  

   "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.