Chris Cosnowski

Allegory Concerning the Impossibility of Enlightenment (Egos Wobble But They Don't Fall Down) / 2015 / oil on panel / 11" x 14" framed
Worker / 2015 / oil on panel / 7.5" x 7.5" framed
Woman in Red / 2015 / oil on panel / 7.5" x 7.5" framed
One With / 2015 / Oil on panel / 14" x 14" / TBD
Lone Ranger Mandala / 2015 / Oil on panel / 41" x 41" / TBD
Primitive in Pink / 2014 / Oil on panel / 35" x 81.5" / TBD
NSA / 2014 / Oil on panel / 43" x 43" (framed) / SOLD
Nike With Slit Skirt / 2014 / Oil on panel / 72" x 42" (framed) / TBD
Blinded by the Light / 2013 / Oil on panel / 42" x 34" (framed) / SOLD
Enlightenment / 2013 / Oil on panel / 32" x 29" (framed) / TBD
Big Crackerjack Shiva / 2013 / Oil on canvas / 60" x 60" / TBD
Spirograph72 / 2013 / Oil on panel / 13" x 13" (framed) / TBD
Spirograph84 / 2013 / Oil on panel / 15" x 15" (framed) / SOLD
Disney Drone / 2013 / Oil on canvas / 56" x 42" / TBD
Confucius / 2013 / Oil on panel / 14" x 11" (framed) / TBD
Qu Yuan / 2012 / Oil on panel / 14" x 11" (framed) / TBD
Worker and King / 2011 / Oil on panel / 4" x 6" / SOLD
Captain America Mandala / 2011 / Oil on panel / 31" x 25" / SOLD
Wonder Woman Mandala / 2011 / Oil on panel / 31" x 25" / SOLD
Farmer / 2011 / Oil on panel / 13" x 13" (framed) / TBD
2012 / 2010 / Oil on panel / 24" x 8" / SOLD
Pestilence's Horse / 2010 / Oil on panel / 12" x 14" / SOLD
Global Warming (Would Someone Please Take This Problem Seriously) / 2010 / Oil on panel / 46" x 38" / SOLD
M1A2 Abrams Model Parts / 2010 / Oil on panel / 6.25" x 9.75" (framed) / TBD
Spinning Clown / 2009 / Oil on panel / 14" x 14" (framed) / TBD
Carousel / 2009 / Oil on panel / 8.5" x 7.25" (framed) / SOLD
Prowler / 2006 / Oil on canvas / 54" x 78" / SOLD

Education
2000 – Northwestern University, Evanston IL – MFA Painting, June 2000
1992 – Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH – BFA, May 1992

Employment
2003-Present – Faculty – Advanced Painting, Intermediate Drawing American Academy of Art, Chicago
2002-2003 – Instructor – 2-Dimensional Design, Basic Drawing Triton College, River Grove, IL
1999-2000 – Instructor – Basic Painting, Basic Drawing Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1998-2000 – Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Solo Exhibitions

2014 – Solo Exhibit, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago (February)
2013 – SUPER-ficial, South Shore Arts Center, Munster IN  
2012 – American Metal,  Lyonswier Gallery NYC
2010 – Apocalypse, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago
2008 – Fresh, Lyonswier-Ortt, NYC
2006 – Civic-minded, Gescheidle, Chicago
2005 – Recent Paintings, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2005 – Recent Work, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2004 – Deflated, Gescheidle, Chicago,
2003 – New Paintings, Gescheidle, Chicago
2003 – New Paintings, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2002 – Dreams, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2001 – Colorforms, Gescheidle, Chicago
2001 – Cast, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Hammond, IN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 – Dallas Art Fair, Lyonswier Gallery
2012 – Art Pad SF, Lyonswier Gallery
2011 – Here and Now, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2010 – Angels, KunzVisGonzales, Chicago, IL
2009 – Pulse Miami, Lyonswier Gallery
2009 – Endless Summer, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2009 – Another Damn Good Painting Show, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2009 – Upscale/Downsized, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green OH.
2009 – The Art Of Play, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2009 – Playing Around, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT.
2009 – Pulse New York, Lyonswier-Ortt.
2008 – ArtChicago, Linda Warren Gallery.
2007 – Ground Breaking: New Space, New Perspective, Lyonswier-Ortt, NYC
2007 – Unseriously/Serious, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago
2007 – ArtChicago, Linda Warren Gallery.
2007 – Representation 2007, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC
2006 – 10 Years – A Retrospective, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2005 – Domestic Disturbance, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2005 – Sinister, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
2004 – The Reflected/Refracted Self, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
2004 – The Artist as Collector, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
2004 – American Realism, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London
2004 – Meat Market, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2003 – Group Show, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
2002 – Here and Now, Cultural Center, Chicago (catalogue)
2002 – Harboring Beauty, Gesheidle Gallery, Chicago
2002 – Art Chicago, Chicago
2002 – San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco
2001 – Snowglobe Invitational, Gescheidle, Chicago
2001 – Pin-up, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC
2001 – Welcome to My Dollhouse, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
2001 – Subject Matters, Standard Gallery, Chicago (catalogue)
2001 – Artists/Alumni, Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalogue)
2001 – Narrative Sampler, Lyonswier Gallery, Chicago
2000 – Les Chemical Carnales, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
2000 – Shake the Coat, North Park University, Chicago
2000 – Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, Chicago
1999 – Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, Chicago
1999 – Votive Offerings, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Juried Exhibitions
2004 – Exhibition of American Art, juror: James Rondeau, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago
2003 – Young Painters Competition, juror: Buzz Spector, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2003 – 60th Annual Salon Show, juror: Michael Rooks, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
2001 – 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dana Miller, Nexus Gallery, NYC
2001 – Narration: Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art, Juror: Robert Taplin Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Awards
2003 – Juror’s Award $500, Northern Indiana Art Association
2001 – Finalist award $700, Illinois Art Council
2000 – Scholarship $4,000, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Chicago
2000 – Scholarship $1,000, The Eugene Myers Graphics Artist’s Program
1999 – Scholarship $5,000, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Chicago
1998-2000 – Teaching Assistantship, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
1988 – Scholarship $4,000, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH

Reviews

2012 – Oscar A. Laluyan, Arte Fuse, “The Luster of Metal and a Little Monster”
2012 – Arts Observer, “‘American Metal’: Chris Cosnowski’s Trophies Symbolize More Than Athletic Victory”
2010 – Phil Morehart, Chicago Journal, “Smiling Through the Madness”
2006 – Flavorpill CHI, online review, “Civic-minded”
2005 – Myrna Petlicki, Diversions, “A Male View of ‘Domestic’ Life”
2004 – Fred Camper, Chicago Tribune, “Look into the mirror, and what do you see?”
2003 – Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, Gallery Glance
2003 – Mario Naves, New York Observer, “Stand up painter”
2003 – New York Sun, “Toy Story”
2003 – Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, Here and Now
2001 – Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, “Boys and Their Toys”
2001 – John Brunetti, New Art Examiner, Welcome to My Dollhouse
2001 – Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, Welcome to My Dollhouse
2000 – Cara Glatt, Hyde Park Herald, “Chemical brothers: an arresting exhibit”
1999 – Cara Glatt, Hyde Park Herald, “Art as devotion and sacrament”

Publications

2013 – New American Paintings, Midwest Edition (August)
2006 – The Edge of Realism, American Art Collector, December 2006
2006 – Christine Newman, Open House, Chicago Magazine, August 2006
2004 – A Spotlight on Living Artists, Crow Woods Publishing
2002 – New American Paintings #35, Midwest Edition (cover image)

Visiting Artist

2013 – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2010 – McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2005 – Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
2002 – Bennington University, Bennington, VT

Collections
Beth DeWoody, NYC
John Cain, Crown Point, IN
Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago