The Art of J. Anthony Kosar
Award-winning artist J. Anthony Kosar specializes in Fine Art, Illustration, Sculpture, and Special Effects through his company Kosart Studios, LLC. Kosar and his studio is currently doing SPFX Make-Up and sculpting props for both CHICAGO P.D. Season 4 and EMPIRE Season 3 and CHICAGO JUSTICE Season 1. Recently, Kosar and his studio were brought on to help turn actor John Malkovich into 7 characters from David Lynch movies by designing, sculpting, and applying prosthetics to Malkovich for Playing Lynch : Psychogenic Fugue by Sandro Films with Squarespace and the David Lynch Foundation, including John Merrick from The Elephant Man. In 2007, he interned at legendary Stan Winston Studio creating effects for INDIANA JONES 4 and James Cameron's AVATAR. Kosar designs and sculpts Halloween masks, creates special effects for theater, film, and commercials, and teaches the Art of FX through his Kosart Atelier: School for Entertainment Arts in Westmont, IL. On Face Off, Kosar won 6 of the 11 Spotlight Challenges, plus 1 of 4 Foundation Challenges, setting the records of most consecutive wins in a row and most wins by a single contestant on a single season. Besides FX, Kosar designs and sculpts prototypes for toys, collectibles and medical anatomical models, illustrates for novels and comic books, curates art gallery exhibitions including Maleficium which is Chicagoland's largest Halloween themed dark art show, and creates his own fine art paintings and sculptures. His paintings have appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine and SPLASH: Best of Watercolor, and his sculptures and FX work have been featured in the pages of Fangoria, Variety, Rue Morgue, Entertainment Weekly, Portes Magazine, and Sci Fi Magazine. Kosar was in the the Main Show at IlluXCon 6 & 8, and in SPECTRUM: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art 19, 20, 22, and 23, in which he was a judge for Spectrum 21, and also in Infected by Art 4. Visit Kosar’s Website: www.kosart.com
This is an ongoing exhibition
taking place between other exhibitions, typically on display at Kosart Atelier's Show Room, featuring the work of J. Anthony Kosar and Kosart Studios.
January 2017 to September 2017
Gallery hours by Appointment Only.
Please call to schedule an appointment: 630.310.8353