José Cobo was born in Santander, Spain (1958). He lived in Madrid, Chicago, New York and Frankfurt. Cobo studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he earned an MFA in Sculpture and a Graduate Certificate in Art History, Theory and Criticism.
He taught at the Sculpture Department of SAIC, Chicago (USA), Master Course at Universidad Internacional Menendez PElayo UIMP, Santander (Spain). Visiting artist at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao (Spain), Kalamazoo institute of Arts, Michigan (USA), Oc-bow at Saugatuck, Michigan (USA), Vermont Studio Center, Vermont (USA).
Cobo has had solo exhibitions at Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum (USA), Galeria Juan Silio, Santander (Spain), Arnes & Rökpe, Madrid (Spain), Stefan Rökpe, Cologne (Germany), Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich (Germany), Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago (USA), Fish Tank Gallery, New York (USA), Galeria Alejandro Sales, Barcelona (Spain), Galeria 3 Punts, Barcelona (Spain), and Berlin (Germany), Galeria Ferran Cano, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Galeria Buades, Madrid (Spain), and Galerie Solo Antwerp (Belgium).