Born September 25, 1977 in Montclair, NJ, Colin C. “Cojo” Jorgensen is an emerging artist of the generation that developed in the wake of the influence of Warhol and Basquiat. Cojo studied at School of Visual Arts in NYC during the mid 1990s, where he developed his definitive sharp thick outline style.
He started his career in illustration, working for some of the most preeminant names in media at the time – such as Rolling Stone Magazine, ESPN, WWE, Nike, The Village Voice, & FUBU – before transitioning into a fine art career with his 2005 project Sketch 365, wherein he drew and uploaded a sketch a day for 365 days (the first real world / online drawing-a-day duration experiment), starting and concluding on his birthday.
Stemming from Sketch 365, Cojo is now developing 10(S)ubjects, a series of 10 categorical 8'x3' paintings to be presented exactly nine years after the project began, again, on his birthday September 25, 2014 at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in the Lower East Side.
Cojo has also spent his time developing his voice in the NYC art scene through his blog Art Sucks since 2003, and most recently, he launched Artiholics, a collaborative blog with over 20 contributors, at which he serves as Editor-in-Chief. He currently lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens.