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Biography

Born in 1979, Bartosz Kosowski is an illustrator and poster artist based in Lodz, Poland. He was educated at Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts and Design where he studied woodcut, etching, mezzotint, lithography and other traditional printmaking techniques. For the last thirteen years he has been creating award winning posters, editorial illustrations and portraits and has cooperated with such clients as Apple, Legendary Pictures, Canal+, Campari, Bank of America, Washington Post Branding Studio "The New Yorker", "The Economist" "The New Republic", "The Hollywood Reporter", "Smithsonian", “Monocle”, "Chicago Magazine", “Politico” and “Newsweek”. He has received three gold medals from Society of Illustrators New York and Los Angeles, a Gold Award from Spectrum and two Bronze European Design Awards. His works have been selected and awarded by American Illustration, World Illustration Awards, 3x3, Graphis, Lahti Poster Biennale and New York Festival Awards. They have also been published in Taschen’s “Illustration Now! Vol.4”, Bloomsbury’s “Illustration – A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective”, Flesk’s "Spectrum" 23, 25, 26 and 27 and Huginn & Muninn's "Total Geek Art". For the last five years he has been Adobe Design Achievement Awards mentor.

Previous clients include 11 Freunde, Apple, Åpent Rom, Ars Cameralis, Budweiser, Chicago Magazine, Canal +, Campari, DFL Magazin, The Economist, Hollywood Reporter, ING Bank, Kongsberg, Legendary Pictures, Monocle Magazine, National Centre for Culture, Netjets Magazine, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Norsk Politi, Polish Institute Tel Aviv, Politico, Popshot Magazine, Przekroj, Reporters Without Borders, The Smithsonian, Studio Filmowe Kadr, Slate Magazine, Twoj Styl, Washington Post, Wysokie Obcasy


AWARDS:
2020 - Spectrum 27 - Gold Award in Advertising
2020 - European Design Awards - Bronze
2020 - World Illustration Award - longlisted for WIA
2020 - American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 39
2019 - Society of Illustrators New York - Selected for Illustrators 62
2019 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Selected for Illustration West 58
2019 - Spectrum 26 - Selected for Spectrum 26 Annual
2019 - Polish Graphic Design Awards - Main Award
2019 - 3x3 Illustration Annual No.16 - Professional Show Winner
2019- American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 38
2018 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Selected for Illustration West 57
2018 - 3x3 Illustration Annual No.15 - Professional Show Winner
2018 - Spectrum 25 - Selected for Spectrum 25 Annual
2017 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Honorable Mention in Entertainment/Visual Development
2017 - iJungle Illustration Award - Gold Medal in Commercial
2017 - World Illustration Award - shortlisted for WIA
2017 - 3x3 Illustration Annual No.14 - Professional Show Winner
2016 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Selected for Illustration West 55
2016 - Spectrum 23 - Finalist of Spectrum 23 Annual
2015 - Graphis - Merit (Poster Annual)
2015 - Society of Illustrators New York - Selected for Illustrators 58
2015 - European Design Awards - Bronze Award (Single Poster)
2015 - 3x3 Illustration Competition - Honorable Mention
2015 - American Illustration - Selected for American Illustration 34
2015 - World Illustration Award - shortlisted for WIA
2015 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Gold Award in Unpublished & Self-Promotional
2015 - Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Gold Award in Entertainment/Visual Development
2014 - Society of Illustrators New York - Gold Medal in Advertising
2013 - New York Festivals Awards - Finalist (Design: Illustration)
2013 - American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 32
2012 - American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 31
2012 - European Design Awards - Finalist (Book and Editorial Illustration)
2010 - Lürzer´s Archive - 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012
2008 - Associazione Culturale Good Design - Winner of “Good 50x70” International poster design contest
2007 - Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca - Merit at Ten Images For Ithaca - poster competition of the island of Ithaca
2005 - Lodz International Comic Book Festival - 1st prize in debutants category

EXHIBITIONS:
2019 - Cyprus Poster Triennial (NeMe Arts Centre), Limassol, Cyprus
2019 - The Dictionary of witty lodzianism (Galeria Willa), Lodz, Poland
2018 - Ecuador Poster Bienal (Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Benjamín Carrión), Quito, Ecuador
2018 - Imaging Poland – Polish Movie Poster (Hong Kong Design Institute) Hong Kong
2018 - Gallerie Summertime (Gallerie d’Italia), Vicenza, Italy
2018 - Posterized. Poster Art from Poland - (PMQ), Hong Kong
2018 - Jak Sliwka w kompot. Polscy ilustratorzy Karolowi ƚliwce (Centrum Designu Gdynia), Gdynia, Poland
2017 - Poster Quadrennial Bardejov, Bardejov, Slovakia
2017 - Lahti Poster Triennal (The Lahti Art Museum), Lahti, Finland
2017 - In Dreams - a group art tribute to David Lynch (Spoke Art Gallery), New York, USA
2016 - Cardistry (Hero Complex Gallery), Los Angeles, USA
2015 - World Illustration Awards Exhibition (Somerset House), London, UK
2015 - Individual exhibition of posters, editorial illustration and portraits (White Factory), Lodz, Poland
2015 - Bad Dads VI - Wes Anderson tribute art show (Joseph Gross Gallery), New York, USA
2015 - La couleur de l’etrangete - tribute to the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro (Spoke Art Gallery), San Francisco, USA
2014 - Kubrick - an art show tribute (Spoke Art Gallery), San Francisco, USA
2014 - Bad Dads V - Wes Anderson tribute art show (Spoke Art Gallery), San Francisco, USA
2014 - In Dreams - an art show tribute to the films of David Lynch (Spoke Art Gallery), San Francisco, USA
2012 - Ilustracja PL - Polish Illustration Exhibition (Soho Factory), Warsaw, Poland
2010 - Editorial - Individual Illustration Exhibition (Owoce i Warzywa), Lodz, Poland
2010 - Stripdagen - De Kampensche School (Nieuwe Vide) , Haarlem, Holland
2008 - Individual Illustration and Print Exhibition at The International Comic Book Festival, Lodz, Poland
2008 - Good 50x70, Milan, Italy
2007 - Ten Images For Ithaca, Ithaca, Greece
2006 - Individual Comic Book and Print Exhibition (Brama Jazz Cafe), Szczecin, Poland
2006 - European Art Exchange (Natolin European Centre), Warsaw, Poland
2005 - Projekt 2005 (Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts) - Lodz, Poland

PUBLICATIONS:
"Total Geek Art", Huginn & Muninn, 2019
"3x3 Illustration Annual No. 16", Artisanal Media , 2019
"Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art", Flesk Publications, 2019
"3x3 Illustration Annual No. 15", Artisanal Media , 2018
"Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art", Flesk Publications, 2018
“Illustration – A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective”, Bloomsbury, 2017
"3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14", Artisanal Media , 2017
"The Best Polish Illustrators 3 - Posters", Fundacja Slow, 2017
"The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson", Abrams, 2016
"Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art", Flesk Publications, 2016
"The Best Polish Illustrators 3 - Press", Fundacja Slow, 20176
"American Illustration 34 Annual", Amilus, 2016
"Illustrators 57 Annual", Society of Illustrators New York, 2015
“200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012" Lürzer's Archive, 2012
“Illustration Now! Vol.4”, Taschen, 2011

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