Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5 x 5 Submission 60 - John Osgood

John Osgood

John Osgood's website
Artist Bio
John Osgood is an urban contemporary artist and muralist who grew up in Edmonds, Washington. He graduated with a BA from WSU with a minor in Fine Arts. He is a 2008 Artist Trust Edge Graduate; was selected in 2009 by the Arts Council of Snohomish County as their poster artist for their annual “Fresh Paint” art festival and also a selected artist in 2009 for the Bremerton Arts Commission for their public art banner project. Osgood paints idiosyncratic characters with a bold palette in a graffiti art style. His collection of colorful & odd characters are inspired by life and the uncomfortable, forlorn and many times humorous circumstances that happen within it. Osgood was recently recognized in a feature story in the Seattle Times for his mural work (along with 2 other artists) on a transformational memorial mural in Greenwood after the neighborhood was targeted by an arsonist. The arson mural is a good example of how he uses heartbreaking situations and turns them into a work of art. He currently has a studio and gallery in Seattle in the Greenwood neighborhood where he curates shows monthly for other up and coming PNW contemporary artists.

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