Chris Cosnowski

Ken Head Pow / 2016 / oil on panel / 25" x 41" framed / PLS INQ
Ferrigno / 2016 / oil on panel / 27" x 27" framed / PLS INQ
Steeplechase / 2016 / oil on panel / 19" x 37" framed / PLS INQ
Vacation Trophy (Venice) / 2014 / oil on panel / 30" x 43" framed / PLS INQ
I Love Humanity This Much / 2017 / oil on panel / 11" x 14" framed / PLS INQ
Spirograph63 / 2015 / oil on panel / 12" x 12" framed / PLS INQ
Jesko Jet/Lam Pez / 2017 / oil on panel / 8" x 14" framed / PLS INQ
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 / SOLD
Woman in Red / 2015 / oil on panel / 7.5" x 7.5" framed / SOLD
One With / 2015 / oil on panel / 14" x 14" / PLS INQ
Lone Ranger Mandala / 2015 / oil on panel / 41" x 41" / PLS INQ
Primitive in Pink / 2014 / oil on panel / 35" x 81.5" / PLS INQ
NSA / 2014 / oil on panel / 43" x 43" (framed) / SOLD
Nike With Slit Skirt / 2014 / oil on panel / 72" x 42" (framed) / SOLD
Blinded by the Light / 2013 / oil on panel / 42" x 34" (framed) / SOLD
Enlightenment / 2013 / oil on panel / 32" x 29" (framed) / PLS INQ
Big Crackerjack Shiva / 2013 / oil on canvas / 60" x 60" / PLS INQ
Spirograph72 / 2013 / oil on panel / 13" x 13" (framed) / PLS INQ
Spirograph84 / 2013 / oil on panel / 15" x 15" (framed) / SOLD
Disney Drone / 2013 / oil on canvas / 56" x 42" / PLS INQ
Confucius / 2013 / oil on panel / 14" x 11" (framed) / PLS INQ
Qu Yuan / 2012 / oil on panel / 14" x 11" (framed) / PLS INQ
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) / PLS INQ
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) / PLS INQ
Spinning Clown / 2009 / oil on panel / 14" x 14" (framed) / PLS INQ
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
2016 – The Ohio State University, Lima (September 2016)
2015 – University Club of Chicago (January 2016)
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
2014 – National Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Weatherhead Gallery, University of St.
Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Art Miami, Lyons Wier Gallery
Summer Session, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC
MIA in MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC
2013 – Art Miami, Lyons Wier Gallery
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
2014 – Queens Library, Jamaica, NY
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