Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Might and Main, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017  I Love Humanity This Much, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2016  Paintings, The Ohio State University, Lima, OH
          Paintings, University Club of Chicago, Chicago IL 
2015  University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014  Enlightened, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
          Enlightened-NYC, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, NY
2013  SUPER-ficial (catalogue), South Shore Arts, Munster, IN
2012  American Metal, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, NY
2010  Apocalypse, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Fresh, Lyonswier-Ortt, NYC, NY
2006  Civic-minded, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2005  Recent Paintings, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco
          Recent Work, Lyonswier Gallery,  NYC, NY
2004 Deflated, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL
2003  New Paintings, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL
          New Paintings, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002  Dreams, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC, NY
2001  Colorforms, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL
          Cast, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Hammond, IN

Group Exhibitions

2017   Toy Box, Illinois State Art Museum, Lockport, IL
            It’s Not Funny, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY
            Luminance, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
            Can’t Lose, Metropolitan Capital, Chicago, IL
            GAME ON!, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2016   Summer Session, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
            Chicago Paints, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2015   Hybrid’s Paradise, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
            The Mayfair Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
            Art by America, Jurors: James Yood, Ginny Voedisch, The Art 
           House, Chicago, IL
2014   National Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Weatherhead Gallery, 
           University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
            Summer Session, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, NY
            MIA in MIA, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, NY
2011   Here and Now, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC, NY
2010   Angels, KunzVisGonzales, Chicago, IL
            Midnight Snacks: Chicago, 1366 Space, Chicago, Curated by Brian 
           Hubble, Amie Cunat, Travis Wyche
2009   Endless Summer, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC
            Another Damn Good Painting Show, Lyons Wier Gallery, NYC
            Upscale/Downsized, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green OH
            The Art Of Play, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Playing Around, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT.
2007   Ground Breaking: New Space, New Perspective, Lyonswier-Ortt, 
           NYC, NY
           Unseriously/Serious, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Representation 2007, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, NYC, NY
2006   10 Years – A Retrospective, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, 
           CA
2005  Domestic Disturbance,  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
           Sinister, Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
2004   The Reflected/Refracted Self, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
           The Artist as Collector, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, 
           IN (catalogue)
           American Realism, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London, UK
           Meat Market,  Lyonswier Gallery, NYC, NY
           Fantastical Memories, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Exhibition of American Art, Juror: James Rondeau
           Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003   Group Show, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Young Painters Competition,  Juror: Buzz Spector
           Miami University, Oxford, OH                                
           60th Annual Salon Show, Juror:  Michael Rooks 
           Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN
2002   Here and Now, Cultural Center (catalogue), Chicago, IL
           Harboring Beauty, Gesheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001   Snowglobe Invitational, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL
           Pin-up, Lyonswier Gallery, NYC, NY
           Welcome to My Dollhouse, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001   Subject Matters, Standard Gallery (catalogue), Chicago, IL
           Artists/Alumni, Block Museum, Northwestern University (catalogue), 
           Evanston, IL
           Narrative Sampler, Lyonswier Gallery, Chicago , IL
           15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dana Miller
           Nexus Gallery, NYC, NY
           Narration:  Emblem and Sequence in Contemporary Art, Juror: 
           Robert Taplin
           Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2000   Les Chemical Carnales, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL                              
           Shake the Coat, North Park University, Chicago,IL
           Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, 
           Chicago, IL
1999   Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, 
           Chicago, IL
           Votive Offerings, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 

Awards

2016           Finalist-Manifest Prize, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2015           Juror’s Award, The Art House, Chicago
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 
                   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 and Publications

2017 Top V. Weekend Picks (6/22-6/28), Bad at Sports
         RoCo’s Exhibit Approaches Serious Subjects With Merry Media, 
         Rebecca 
         Rafferty, RochesterCityNewspaper.com
2015 Seeing the Art for the Trees, Philip A. Hartigan, Hyperallergic
2014 Portrait of the Artist: Chris Cosnowski, Maria Girgenti, NewCity.com
         Jason Foumberg, Chicagomag.com, “21 Art Gallery Exhibits to See in  
         Chicago”, New American Paintings.com. Must See Painting Shows: 
         March
2013 New American Paintings #107, Midwest Edition (cover image)
2012 Oscar A. Laluyan, Arte Fuse, “The Luster of Metal and a Little Monster
         Arts Observer”, American Metal: Chris Cosnowski’s Trophies          
         Symbolize More Than Athletic Victory
         Soalife.com, “Momento: Chris Cosnowski’s American Metals”
         New American Paintings, “Must See Painting Shows: March”
2011 Philip McCluskey, Scallywag and Vagabond, “Here and Now at
         Lyons Wier Gallery”
         Malorie R. Medellin, ChicagoLawyerMag.com, “Using Office Art to        
         Convey A Firm’s Culture”
2010 Phil Morehart, Chicago Journal, “Smiling Through the Madness”
2008 LiftingFaces.com
         Big Mind, Dennis Genpo Merzel, Tricycle
2006 Flavorpill CHI, online review, “Civic-minded”
         The Edge of Realism, American Art Collector, December 2006
         Christine Newman, Open House, Chicago Magazine, August 2006
2005 Myrna Petlicki, Diversions, “A Male View of ‘Domestic’ Life”
2004 Fred Camper, Chicago Tribune, “Look into the mirror, and what do you          
         see?”A Spotlight on Living Artists, Crow Woods Publishing
2003 Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times, Gallery Glance
         Mario Naves, New York Observer, “Stand up painter” 
         New York Sun, “Toy Story” 
         Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune, Here and Now
2002 New American Paintings #35, Midwest Edition (cover image)
2001 Margaret Hawkins, Chicago Sun Times,  “Boys and Their Toys” 
         John Brunetti, New Art Examiner, Welcome to My Dollhouse
         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”

Collections

Beth DeWoody, NYC
John Cain, Crown Point, IN
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Kirkland & Ellis, San Francisco, CA

Teaching

2003-Present Faculty – Advanced Painting, Basic Drawing, Intermediate          
                       Drawing, Anatomy American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
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

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