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Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins

Menasha, WI, United States

Andy “Cosmo-Joe” Watkins grew up in a modest home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He first immersed himself in the art world during his youth at Roosevelt Middle School for the Arts. Throughout his teens and twenties he held several mid-level management jobs, while developing his unique painting style and technique. Inspired by Bob Ross, Cosmo-Joe seems to create images out of thin air, and much like Ross, his images often represent the familiar things in the world around He soon gained media attention for his street shows and radical style of spray painting and now can be found most summer Saturdays on State Street in Madison, WI painting before large crowds. He has toured across the United States and his work has been described as “mesmerizing” by The New York Times, but he remains humbled and inspired by the people of Wisconsin and has become an integral part of the Madison experience and a State Street Icon This year Cosmo is doing a full stage show with lights and music.

Andy "Cosmo-Joe"'s ArtPrize Entries

These are Andy "Cosmo-Joe"'s official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    Spray Paint Art

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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  • Photo of The Universe by Cosmo Joe

    The Universe by Cosmo Joe

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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    Cosmo Joe Wins Art Prize

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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    Art Show Cosmo

    2014 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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    The Cosmo-Joe Show

    2013 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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  • Photo of Bridge to Forever

    Bridge to Forever

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
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Andy "Cosmo-Joe"'s Past Work

These are images of past work that Andy "Cosmo-Joe" has done.

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