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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, Netflix, 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.

Selected clients:
Apple, Netflix, Budweiser, Legendary Pictures, Canal +, Campari, The New Yorker, The Economist, Hollywood Reporter, Chicago Magazine, Monocle Magazine, Politico, Reporters Without Borders, The Smithsonian, The New Republic, Slate Magazine, Washington Post, ING Bank, Kongsberg, Netjets Magazine, Newsweek, Norsk Politi, Polish Institute Tel Aviv, DFL Magazin

Selected awards:
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - 2 Gold Awards, Selected for Illustration West 55, 57, 58
Society of Illustrators New York - Gold Medal in Advertising, Selected for Illustrators 58, 62
Spectrum 27 - Gold Award in Advertising, Selected for Spectrum 23, 25, 26
European Design Awards - 2 Bronze Awards, 2 Finalists
American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 31,32, 34, 38, 39
Graphis - Merit
World Illustration Award - shortlisted for WIA
Polish Graphic Design Awards - Main Award
3x3 Illustration Annual No. 13, 14, 15, 16
New York Festivals Awards - Finalist

Selected Exhibitions:
Cyprus Poster Triennial; Ecuador Poster Bienal; Gallerie d’Italia Vicenza, Italy; Poster Quadrennial Bardejov, Slovakia; Lahti Poster Triennal, Finland; In Dreams at Spoke Art Gallery, New York; Cardistry at Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles; World Illustration Awards Exhibition (Somerset House), London; Bad Dads VI at Joseph Gross Gallery, New York; La couleur de l’etrangete at Spoke ArtGallery, San Francisco; Kubrick - an art show tribute at Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco; Bad Dads V at Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco; Good 50x70, Milan, Italy; Ten Images For Ithaca, Ithaca, Greece; Imaging Poland – Polish Movie Poster at Hong Kong Design Institute;

Selected Publications:
“Illustration Now! Vol.4”, Taschen
“Illustration – A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective”, Bloomsbury
"The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson", Abrams
"Total Geek Art", Huginn & Muninn
"Spectrum 23, 25, 26, 27: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art", Flesk Publications
"3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14,15,16", Artisanal Media
"The Best Polish Illustrators - Posters and Press", Fundacja Slow
“200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012" Lürzer's Archive, 2012

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