As a muralist, Zach strives to bring art out of the gallery and into the streets and to share its beauty with all the people of the communities where his pieces stand. He has painted dozens of murals since his first in 1999, the majority of which were created in Seattle as part of the Matamuros, a collective of muralists that he has helped to build since 2006.
Zach brings a passion and a pursuit of perfection to every project he’s involved in. When asked what he likes best about making murals he responded: “My favorite thing is to meet the people in the neighborhood while I work and to see the joy that art brings to their lives.”
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.
He currently has a studio and gallery in Seattle called Bherd Studios in the Greenwood neighborhood where he curates shows monthly for other up and coming PNW contemporary artists.
Kevin “Sensei23” Sullivan was born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts during the year of the Ram, 1979. He fell in love at the age of 5 with art; drawing everything on anything, with inspirations from comics, cartoons and sports. Thus began his pursue of the arts all thru K – 12 and continuing into College at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Sensei23 moved from the East to the West in 2001. He started out fresh and worked his way into the Seattle scene one project a time. The Elysian Brewing Company started it off by commissioning him to do a series of their beer labels, in which he portrayed the images of Greek Gods and Goddesses. He would go onto designing other local beer labels, flyers, T-shirts and winning a T-Shirt contest for Del the Funky Homosapien.
Sensei23 is always pursuing his love for art and is currently focusing on paintings on canvas and creating murals around Seattle with Matamuros. Stay tuned for more designs and creations in your neck of the woods.