Education

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

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, IL
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, IL
            Scholarship $1,000, The Eugene Myers Graphics Artist’s  
            Program
1999    Scholarship $5,000, Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, 
            Chicago, IL
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
Kirkland & Ellis, San Francisco, CA
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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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